Well we have been relaxing in the sun, and I was very sorry to see the weather back home in France and England to be not so nice, really, honest.
Here we are on the sunny Algarve at a delightful motor home park near the centre of Silves.
The daily routine is to get up early and walk Gladys into the centre of town, and stop at our breakfast cafe for toast and hot chocolate.
Yesterday we hired a car from a Portuguese friend and visited some villages nearby and in one we found a ‘Banksie on holiday’ picture.
Wonderful bit of graffiti.
Then met up with friends, Vic and Hils, and we shared lunch with them. Teresa also managed to find some new slippers which she was so pleased with she took a photo of them.
Today we walked into town again and visited our very favorite coffee and cake bar, it is a delightful place, full of charm and elegance and the Batista is warm and friendly and a great smile
Plenty of storks around this time of year and the town makes them very welcome by erecting plenty of posts for them to nest on, but they find their own places as well, the one on the top photo has been preparing his welcome pad for his new lady for several days now, hope a good looking one comes along for him.
And finally there is a superb municipal swimming pool complex here in Silves, with a large swimming pool, sauna, steam room and fitness suite. They have certain rules however, which include a mandatory swim cap and close fitting swim wear. Needless to say I did not possess these items so scaled the town until I found the most flattering attire. Now not everybody looks good in such attire but I think you agree that I do come acrross as a bit of a hunk!
This post was written by Terry Barrett
Photographs by Tes