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Escape to Portugal!

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At the beginning of March we spent a week in Portugal to try to get me better!
I have had a very persistent virus for much of the winter and we thought that maybe some warmth and early sunshine would help me!
It really did make a difference and was just what I needed. It was a last minute arrangement but all went very well and we were so lucky to see blue skies day after day.
I love Springtime at home but really needed to escape for a bit!
I do hope that you will enjoy looking at some holiday photos with me and thanks for having me back! I have been away for so long because our computer was also in a bad way but a clever man in Barnstaple has sorted it out!

I know, I know, it could be Cornwall with those lovely Atlantic breakers but the colour of the cliffs is slightly different!

We were a little early for wild flowers in the meadows but we did see some colour when we were out and about even if I had to peep into people’s gardens to find it!

The next picture shows a cork tree.

I shall finish with one or two photos showing local colour from The Algarve. I am so grateful to that holiday for taking away my virus – it is welcome to it!!!

Now I can look forward to Bristish Summertime – can’t I?!

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I can almost feel the sunshine - its good to hear you are finally feeling better Rose.

2 Apr, 2014

 

So pleased to see you back,fit and well again,Chris..just the tonic you needed..what a lovely blog,and I think it's time we went to Portugal.it looks so inviting...glad your computer is fixed as well..and thanks for your PM,will reply later ..welcome home :o) x

2 Apr, 2014

 

I had noticed you weren't around Chris. Glad to see the trip has sorted you out!
Lovely sunny pictures has made me warm just looking so can well imagine how uplifting the trip was.

2 Apr, 2014

 

Lovely photo's and good to hear you are feeling better...

2 Apr, 2014

 

So pleased you were able to shake it off, Chris......if only we could have that warm sunshine prescribed for us.x

2 Apr, 2014

 

Pleased you are back again Wildrose, those pictures are wonderful, such gorgeous scenery and colors, a place to put on the list for future visits;0)

2 Apr, 2014

 

Sorry to read about your virus, they can be extremely debilitating, love the photos Portugal looks great, pleased the holiday cleared away the virus so you can now enjoy summer.

2 Apr, 2014

 

Lovely blog Wildrose pleased you are A1 once more ready for summer :o)

2 Apr, 2014

 

So glad the warmth and sunshine helped you get well again Rosie, take care, at least it is warming up here too. :)

2 Apr, 2014

 

It really does make you think chris...how much healthier we would be if we had more warm sunshine! That looks like medicine for the soul as well as the body. We had a holiday in Portugal once, in July, it was actually a bit chilly (we are famous for bad weather holidays) but I really loved it, and your photo as have got me thinking....hmmm...future late winter holiday destination! March is such a cruel month. Just when you think the worst is over, March hits us with it's freezing winds and bone-biting chills. You certainly did yourselves a power of good getting out of it for a short time. Welcome back...glad PC is fixed! X

3 Apr, 2014

 

Lovely pictures. I prefer to see them on my computer instead of been there myself. I hate hot and sunny weather. It makes me very ill. I come from sunny Cyprus and I am scared of the weather to go there. Very strange to many but true.

3 Apr, 2014

 

Great photos Wildrose they bring back memories of time spent in Alvor and Pra de luz both wonderful places to go so its no wonder you are feeling much better, hope it continues and that we get some decent weather, or is that asking for too much as here in the midlands it has gone very cold.

3 Apr, 2014

 

We've got November dreich drizzle today...surely it can't last much longer now? :S

3 Apr, 2014

 

I have just looked at this blog again and then looked at the greyness and dampness outside...........I think I need to go back again!!!
Thanks for all your nice comments and I am glad that you liked the sunshine too.

3 Apr, 2014

 

Chris - what a good idea to take a therapeutic holiday in the Algarve - and it worked! Lovely to see those flowers against such a blue blue sky . . . specially loved that white one (blossom?) (white bougainvillea??).

So glad it's done you good, and welcome back to GoY :)

3 Apr, 2014

 

Sheila it was summer jasmine - I can smell it from here! We missed out on many flowers because it was so early but we were so fortunate with the weather.

3 Apr, 2014

 

Glad to hear your feeling better now. What a lovely place to go to recover. All that lovely sunshine and warmth.

It is so nice to get away to somewhere warm when the weather here is so cold.

3 Apr, 2014

 

wonderful what you can grow by the Med . . . thanks Chris, gorgeous photos!

3 Apr, 2014

 

Hello Chris and thanks for your letter. I will be replying soon. I'm so pleased you are better now ! Thats all you needed....sunshine and rest ! I loved all the pictures. It looks really beautiful there. I can understand why you love it so much ! xxx

4 Apr, 2014

 

Hi Chris .. Lovely photos.
I'm pleased you enjoyed your holiday and glad to know you're in better health now :o)

5 Apr, 2014

 

Sorry I got your name wrong Wildrose - I just guessed Rose but its obviously Chris...apologies.

5 Apr, 2014

 

xxx

5 Apr, 2014

 

So pleased you left your nasty virus in Portugal Chris. I enjoyed seeing your colourful pics too, it looks a beautiful place:-)

6 Apr, 2014

 

Oh how I wish I were there now ... like Stroller we have holidayed in Alvor and Praia da Luz many times ... I recall walking through wild Lupins on top of the cliffs ... so pleased to read you are feeling much better :o)

7 Apr, 2014

 

I've only just seen this Blog, Chris. It brought back some very happy memories, I also enjoyed Portugal once or twice. Where abouts did you go? Lovely photos :)

13 Apr, 2014

 

We went just beyond Albufeira to a spot called Oura Praia. We were so lucky with the weather and had a really lovely time.

14 Apr, 2014

 

I know Albufeira, but not the particular resort you stayed at. So glad the trip helped you to throw off the bug, now what we need is a good summer here. Fingers crossed.

14 Apr, 2014

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