Today was house-keeping day, our lovely “home away from home” was being cleaned from top to bottom and the only thing we had to do was …..get out of the way!! And so, we headed off to Moncarapacho to introduce Françoise to the local pottery, onward to Fuzeta for lunch on the square, a walk about in the sunshine and then a slow ride home taking the back roads to enjoy the sunshine and scenery.
The Olaria Moncarapachense is a small pottery in Moncarapacho. It’s been there, and in the same family, since 1953. Over the last five years I’ve purchased quite a few things from there and the quality is lasting and sturdy. It was fun to go with Françoise. Both Marc and I enjoyed wandering around but the most enjoyment was in watching her shop!
As we waited for Françoise I wandered nearby and was delighted to find a few new things in bloom or, still hanging around in the trees.
Fuzeta was quiet today, probably a symptom of tomorrows holiday and people having overeaten through the holidays. We parked on the main street and enjoyed a leisurely walk towards the main square, window shopping, checking out the lovely façades and simply enjoying the stroll. We had a great lunch at Pierrot’s, frango…..forgot to take a photo!! We wolfed it down!
After lunch we enjoyed a stroll down to the beach, along the harbour and wound our way back to the grocery store.
The day is coming to a close……….fire is burning, jammies are on, house smells and looks wonderful thanks to Fatima……..and all is good in the world. Tomorrow we are heading back to Loulé market and plans to eek out some sort of seafood for a special dinner tomorrow evening. Stay tuned.