Six word Saturday


Just one last ‘Presepio de Natal’


In the hilltop village of Alferce, in Portugal’s Algarve, a gathering is taking place on the streets.

Wise men, shepherds and curious onlookers, they have come to see the Nativity scene at the heart of the village.  And who can blame them?

Isn’t it beautiful?  If graceful can be said to be “full of grace”, I think this qualifies for the Weekly Photo Challenge.  Don’t you agree?

Pop in and see Cate if you have six words to share, too.



  1. Jo this is such a beautiful little place and I see with joy that they keep up with their own age long tradition. At first I thought they were real people (my eyes!!!) 🙂 – thanks for sharing this with us. Hugs to you

    1. Just flu, hon. I was bopping about to Long Tall Sally while I did some housework and it started another coughing fit so I’m back to the blog. Obviously h/w doesn’t agree with me. Couldn’t be Little Richard could it? 🙂 🙂 Cheered me up, anyway.

  2. Life size models as well as the crib, Alferce is amazing. I hope you’re feeling better sweetheart, and manage some fresh air perhaps? I think it’s going to be sunny here today, I’m off to north Devon to see my ex husbands mums for her 90th birthday. Have a nice day, you’re off away soon aren’t you? Gxx

    1. Sounds like a lovely day for you, Gilly. Have a lovely time 🙂 I might wimp out and stay huddled in front of the tennis with my sunshine images of the Algarve. There was a lovely little swimming pool at the back of Alferce, looking out on the hills.
      James is arriving this evening and we’ll have a birthday meal out tomorrow. I met my friend Ann in our marina yesterday and I was goosed after. Florence not till the end of Feb. Looking forward to watching it on Invisible Italian Cities this week. Naples and Venice were amazing. Hugs, honeybun!

    1. We saw an enormous amount of creativity in the Algarve this January, Mlissabeth. 🙂 How are things with you? Cate wasn’t about to link up to yesterday but I’ll try again now.

      1. I have had several problems with progression of metstatic breast cancer to different parts of my body. Not so well these days. I haven’t crocheted for about a month. Don’t be sad. I still have hope.

  3. Ha ha. Great form of grace-full
    And I particularly like your 2nd and last shot. The last one is such a great mix of true Portuguese (tiles and colours) with traditional Christian christmas. As for teh 2ns shot – is he carrying that pot as a form of personal protection?

  4. You are qualified, Jo – no doubt at all. Thank you for bringing some smiles and sunshine on this grey Saturday. Paired with this loving, native scene. Hope you feel better soon. Such a nuisance, this winter colds. I have just said goodbye to mine. Mind you, looking across the big pond I could catch a second one.

    1. Grey and dampish here, Dina, and I’ve promised a friend to meet at lunchtime. Don’t really feel like it but don’t like to let her down. 😦
      Thank you for your kindness. I will disinfect my hugs before sending them to you. 🙂

  5. What a nativity scene. Every prop looks to size and so life-like. For a moment I actually thought the camel was real :”D Such a good view from the top of Alferce. Lovely weather greeting you at the top, and a warm welcome by the sunshine too 🙂

    1. Gotta end on a high, Meg 🙂 Exhausted from watching Rafa for the past 4 hours. Interesting shopping list 🙂 I need to get my act together now because it’s James’ birthday on Monday and I ought to get him a few bits. I’m meeting my friend from ex-Polish classes at lunchtime so I need to try not to infect her. Hugs will be lethal, darlin. 🙂 🙂

      1. Somehow it’s reassuring to know that natives suffer too. But I’m sorry you are. May tennis heal all woes. Will you be chatting in Polish? Just as I was feeling I was managing without, I went to register my phones and got told “Nie mogę” – I did understand that. But I couldn’t get “But my husband registered his here last night” to trip off my tongue. Relatively germ free hugs en route to you – but handle with care. Uwaga!

      2. We should indeed converse in Polish but it would be awfully quiet at our table. 🙂 🙂 Ann doesn’t have contact with her Polish family any more and her Polish Dad’s dead too, so there’s not much incentive. Forca is the Portuguese word for being strong. I think I may need some of that this afternoon (and I can just hear Jude offering a nip of brandy 🙂 )

      3. Thanks, darlin. I actually turned down an outing today! 😦 Can’t remember the last time that happened, and it’s turned out sunny too. Sociability yesterday finished me off 🙂 I’ve rallied a bit. Viveka sent me a music CD and I’ve been bopping about a bit to it (then stopping to cough 🙂 ) and a little much needed housework got done. This world is full of sweethearts and I’m a lucky lady 🙂

  6. It definitely qualifies, Jo. 😀 The village location is stunning and the nativity display so beautiful and full of serenity, a sense of peace from each and every one. Wishing you a lovey weekend. ♥️

  7. Oh you made it 😀 having put this on my ‘things to do list’ I then totally forgot!! Must remember the list doesn’t always wirk when it’s in my head!

    1. It may still be on this weekend, Becky, but it’s a long way to go if it isn’t. I’m sure I read 22nd somewhere, but it seems very late. Chourico festival on somewhere this weekend- Querenca I think? Has the weather picked up? I’m very tensely watching Rafa. 🙂 🙂

      1. Yes sausages tomorrow and definitely warmer than it was 😎 apparently the snow arrived in Tavira too!!
        Hope Rafa wins for you, you’ll have to have words if he doesn’t!

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