What Day is it anyway!!!!

I realized this morning, while hiking in the mountains, that I didn’t have a clue what day of the week it was!!  I’m taking that as a sign of total relaxation and accepting the fact that it’s probably a good thing, and certainly a lucky thing.  The fact that I don’t have to care what day of the week it is is a sign that I am living a stress free, agenda free life and how much better can it be than that?

I walked about 6 or 7 kms through the mountain today and I didn’t see a single soul the entire time.   Unless you count this guy, who was tied to a fence!!

img_1741I saw countless hares, all scurrying off as soon as they caught sight of my movement. Loads of birds and one of the largest toads I have ever seen in my life.  I was so shocked to see him sitting on the side of the road that I forgot to take a photo of him…..I swear he was larger than a dinner plate (I thought of you Erika)!!!!!

I thoroughly enjoy these long strolls and the fact that we are literally surrounded by old abandoned farm roads, that wind endlessly throughout the mountains surrounding us, is such a gift.  Free exercise in the fresh air, for the most part, devoid of loud noises and hoards of people.  I feel pretty lucky.

Once home I was informed that Françoise had decided to spend the day exploring Estoi while Marc and I were heading off to Olhao to run a few errands.  We decided we would find a place for lunch as well and give F time to enjoy a bit of solitude.

A lovely day……..sunshine, fresh air, exercise, and loved ones to share it with.


  1. Beautiful, beautiful fields and flowers! It all looks so colourful, lush and inviting.
    i love the dog napping upon the table. LOL How great that no one was running to shoo it off. I can just imagine the reaction that would get here in NA.

    Your food looked good but YUM at Marc’s cake!!!!! I’m so glad he’s feeling good again and that we’ll get to see a few deserts now. hehehee

    Lovely pussy. My gosh she looked really soft and pretty. I love how the animals hang about and for the most part, are very friendly.

    That’s quite the stroll you had Randy. I would love to be able to wander like that with Ollie.



  2. Nice day for you as you strolled through some lovely peaceful walks. Love the pictures of frango piri piri – looked so good and have great memories of how good it was and I ate a fair bite of it!..ha! Continue to enjoy & share your experiences with us all!


  3. Holy crap I think I would have freaked out if I would see a frog that big. I would have had nightmares for a year…lol. no need for a picture!


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