Six word Saturday


An escape from all the madness



So many images I’ve yet to share with you from my April trip to Tavira!  I’m returning, for another week, on Wednesday.  Beautiful though Britain is, I can’t pretend it won’t be a relief to escape for a little while.  Even grey days over there are greeted with a sunny smile and a wave.

It will be hot, so there won’t be much walking, but almost certainly a little toe dabbling, and lazily watching clouds gather on the horizon.


Early mornings and long warm evenings will be the best times, when I can look out on the world at peace, or enjoy a little quiet companionship.


I will still be walking with you on Monday, but I haven’t decided where yet.  Then I’ll quietly disappear.  Maybe it will all make sense when I return.

Do enjoy your weekend.  I’m off to zumba, as soon as I’ve checked in on Cate.  Share your six words?



    1. Morning sweetheart! 🙂 Sorry to have caused you to worry. I got home at 2 in the morning yesterday and it was a full on day getting James reorganised and back to Leeds. I seem to have laptop problems- slow as the grave- so I’m plodding along trying to reach out to the world. I love you for your concern and will email you some time today. A heap of hugs till I make it 🙂 🙂 🙂

      1. Jo, lovely to hear from you … so glad that you’re alive and kicking. No rush with the email … I know that you’re okay and slow internet are so frustrating.
        I just heard the news about what happen last night in Nice … and my happy morning spirit has gone out the balcony door now. How terrible.
        Weather okay … sunshine and rain swaps during every day. So you have been in Algarve???? Welcome home!

      2. I totally understand you. It’s nice to get a good break from mobile and internet.
        Yes, it doesn’t matter where we go today there is always a threat. Leaving for Istanbul and Kosovo on Thursday.

      3. I promise!!! I will visit the Blue Mosque this time, but very early in the morning before the terrorists has woken up. And they have blown the airport up all ready … otherwise I will stay away from the tourist areas, use backstreets.

  1. Looks like a beautiful break ahead for you Jo. Yes the world seems full of madness. I hope your time is peaceful and I will imagine your toes in the warm waters.

  2. Follow the path of the flowers, Jo. Their smells and colors will brighten the spirit and so will spending some time abroad. Have a great trip!!

  3. Madness is everywhere and we all need an escape…. I’m considering Mars but I don’t think that would be far enough!

  4. Your six-words are exactly how I’m feeling these days. So your result was the perfect way to escape. Love the photographs Jo.

      1. Leaving this Thursday for a 5-day vacation and attend my nieces wedding. That will be a special break for me. Hope you have a beautiful week Jo.

  5. Oh, lucky you having some place to escape to. Pleeeease bring some heat back with you! Love the blue skies, the beaches, the flowers…. I think I may visit the decorator’s shop and buy some paint for the house since the weather doesn’t look to improve over the next week! Now what colours should I go for?

    1. Blue and lemon are happy colours 🙂 That’s mostly our Algarve home. Goes nicely with the white walls. But don’t worry- the second we go the heatwave will arrive. Make the most of it, cos we’re only gone a week. 🙂

  6. Ah dear Jo, I’ll escape with you. Just looking at your beautiful photos makes me want to get on a plane right now… I hope you find peace and calm in the madness. Safe, happy travels and see you soon 🙂 xx

      1. Ha! Have a wonderful time Jo…lovely you’re all going and sure the money will hold out! I know the feeling though, too well! Huge hugs and safe, happy travels 🙂 😎 🙂 xx

    1. Thank goodness! I’m trying to watch Wimbledon but the covers are on and off the courts every few minutes 😦 And it’s blowing a hooligan here so even the garden isn’t a good prospect. Roll on Wednesday 🙂 🙂

  7. Madness indeed! Just when I think I have a handle on it all, something else happens. The U.K. seems to have neither a government nor an opposition at the moment. Anyway, your lovely pictures – especially the blue skies and the gorgeous flowers – have brightened me up.

  8. Gorgeous photos Jo! They brighten up the weekend 🙂 Yes sounds a good plan to escape to the Algarve for a while – strange times indeed 😦 I may have to be on a plane the other way soon – my mum is not at all well at present. Have been in this situation before so it could go either way – not easy being the other side of the world at times like these! Still do love winters here although it is rather crisp and cold (we got down to 2.9 the other night) – the wood fire is roaring and we have an nice bottle of wine on the go! Have a lovely weekend and a great time in the Algarve X 🙂

      1. Thanks Jo – it’s a bit of an emotional roller coaster at present! Hope you have a lovely time in the Algarve – it must be lovely at this time of year and you should be guaranteed some sun! 🙂

  9. Zumba, sounds awesome! Jo, don’t vanish for a long time, so what can we do without you! Happy weekend for you! Pictures are so nice especially if to consider that here is so hot I would love to dive into some water!

      1. I know I do- they were waving at me 🙂 I’ve just never heard it called that. Jude, seriously? I have no sense of balance whatsoever. Walking down the street without tripping over the paving is a challenge. Can I just sit on? 🙂

  10. What a beautiful beach. Lovely blue sky and I hoped you enjoyed the warmth and are enjoying summer. Love that blue-ish seashell photo. It looks lonely 😀

    Zumba? You are fit, Jo. Much more fitter than me 😀

    1. My aching back tells me that age is catching me up, Mabel, but I so love the music. 🙂 Don’t feel too sorry for the shell. It had lots of friends 🙂 🙂

  11. che stupenda festa di mare e colori! sono certa che non vedevi l’ora di tornare!
    felice settimana potoghese Jo, un grande saluto dalla Riva degli Etruschi, in maremma, anche qui è piemo mare! 🙂

    1. Not wishing to disillusion you, Andrew, but that cafe is a rip off 😦 A pretty one! We were upset to find, on our last visit, that our favourite port place, Anazu, was closed and may not re-open. We’ve gone there ever since we first visited Tavira. These new guys are extremely expensive. Sign of the times, I suppose. Plenty of other places. Thank you! 🙂

  12. Quietly disappear? I’m not sure that’s possible honey! Enjoy your peace and sunshine, I like that I know the air over there and can imagine you pootling around the streets and dipping your toes in the sparkly water x 🙂 x

      1. Hug gratefully received and right back to to you! A touch of shopping maybe and there’s a Somme related thing I want to see.I expect you’re off to Zumba?

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