It feels very strange to title this post ‘Autumnal sun’. I feel so very far from Autumn here in Portugal. It really is glorious weather. Still a very warm 27 degrees most days. The days are long, warm and relaxed…mostly. We do have two toddlers after all. It is the first of October today and I spent it on the beach playing with my girl in the sea and she loved it. What a way to spend an October day. Goodness, that has supercharged my emigrations plans…. we really are making the most of our last week in the sun soaking up every ounce of outdoor fun before we head back to the UK for considerably less Autumnal sun.
Yeah so this happened today. #ginonthebeach it should definitely be a thing right?! Anyway you *may* have noticed we are on a bit of jolly in #Portugal at the minute so I appreciate he irony in publishing a new post all about the wonders of a #staycation in the U.K. But there's two sides to every story right. So if G&Ts on a sunny beach beautiful at the end of September aren't your thing then perhaps you'll agree with the sentiments in the post – link in bio FYI. So what's you're holiday of choice, stacay or international vacay?
Despite looking like butter wouldn't melt we've had words already this morning about how a full scale breakdown is not required every (damn) time something doesn't go quite right. Like when mum doesn't put the iPad in the right place for example 🙄. Reasoning with a 3 year old?! Yeah good luck with that.
NANNY PAT IS COMING TODAY 🎉🎉 the little man will be happy. He has been such a happy little soul this holiday, a real pleasure. Mostly. But those traumas of the terrible twos seem much fewer and far between at the moment. *please don't jinx it please don't jinx it* quick someone find me some wood to touch.
After two really quite amazing weeks in the frankly fabulous Quinta Do Lago we are packed up and ready to leave. Ridiculously sad about that. But it is not over just yet as we are heading to Vilamoura for a week with Nanny Pat. So much love for Portugal. We took Nanny Pat to our fav, @theshackbarquintadolago for lunch today and had some pretty special fish tacos, see the Insta stories for that one. Anywho Quinta it has been the best. Really. For those of you ever travelling with toddlers @martinhal comes very highly recommended