I had such a lovely holiday in Portugal, I didn’t want it to end. But like all good things in life, it did. We had a lot of fun on our last day.
Racing Demons went down well and is a great card game to play with little people because the rules are quite simple to pick up.
We had a hilarious session of water olympics which involved different races on inflatables. Sometimes I was laughing so hard I am quite relieved I didn’t drown laughing! This villa was so well situated. It was literally on the beach. The villa is the first white building on the right hand side of the photo. It was so perfect because it was quiet at our end of the beach but the town was only a 10 minute walk away.We went down for our final sea swim but it was low tide which exposed the rocks which were not much fun to walk over to get in to the sea. So swimming was abandoned and instead we enjoyed some time strolling around the beach and then went inside to get ready. We made the most of happy hour at the Mojito bar before supper. After dinner we wandered back to where the trampolines and harnesses had been the day before but they had been replaced by a bucking bronco so the children went on that instead. Back at home I awoke to a very sunny day and was delighted to see my veggie patch had survived my absence. The celery was looking fantastic and I managed to eat 3 bunches today. Lots of ripe yellow tomatoes. These went in to a pasta sauce. The cucumbers were great too. This does not look very appetising but it was very tasty. I fried some red onion and garlic and added a large bunch of celery, an overgrown courgette and lots of yellow tomatoes. When it was cooked through I blitzed it all in the blender and served it over two types of pasta and a simple salad. Nearly all of this came from the garden. It would look a lot more appetising if the tomatoes had been red. I snacked on an apple and a banana during the day and for supper I made a delicious potato and celery soup. I was inspired by some of the delicious vegetable soups I had enjoyed in Portugal. I ate this with some garlic foccaccia and we are now watching a daft film and munching on some popcorn.
We took the dogs for a walk and I spent a lot of time on my feet today. With no alcohol and a predominantly plant based diet all day, I can certainly confirm that this was the healthiest day I have had in over a week. Not the most fun but the healthiest.