Six word Saturday

The life of a floral display

In Summer there are countless celebrations across the Algarve, but it’s always a delight to arrive and find the streets decked with paper flowers. Last Friday in Tavira all was splendour, but after the weekend came the slow process of deflowering.  What better way to share than a Collage?

It’s Saturday and yet again Debbie has six words to make you smile.  Do go and join in! And have a great weekend!


  1. I love the paper flower displays Jo! I have some at home – we made some lovely pink ones tied up with silver pipe cleaners for our daughter’s baby shower (over 4 years ago!) and they are still sitting in vases. They never fade or drop their leaves either though I do love “real” flowers of course. Wishing you a happy weekend 🙂

    1. That’s a nice thought, Rosemay. What a lovely memory! Bit hectic so far so I’ve declared a chill day today. Lunch to cook and probably watch the Wimbledon final later, and then I really must get the walk written. 🙂 🙂

      1. A chill day sounds good Jo. Thanks for reminding me about the Wimbledon Final – may have to watch the highlights as it will be on late here. Would love Federer to win from a sentimental point of view. Have been watching a lot of the Tour de France (for the scenery!). Will catch up with you for a walk tomorrow – actually thinking about it today’s post is about a walk along Lake Geneva. I shall send you the link for next week’s walk. Have friends coming over for a sundowner in half an hour and better go and get ready! Enjoy the rest of your weekend 🙂

  2. How delightful. Arrived home to find my garden has grown in a week! Spent the morning dead-heading, picking strawberries and sweetpeas and making tomato sauce! OH must have picked a hundred tomatoes and there are as many again still on the vine! Must try and mow the lawn before I head back north on Tuesday otherwise it will be impossible!

    1. Sounds like a nice way to spend a morning, though I’ve never made tomato sauce in my life. 🙂 🙂 How long is the drive, Jude? Must be 4 or 5 hours! Look after yourself 🙂

      1. Eek! I’m just putting dinner on so I can watch the match. Not with huge enthusiasm, I admit, but it’ll do as background while I make a start on tomorrow’s walk. Bit slow off the mark this week. 🙂 🙂

      2. What a boring final that was. I often think the best matches are those that go before a final. Now: What am I going to do tomorrow!!

      3. I almost went into the garden instead but I needed to crack on with the walk. The mixed doubles were better. 🙂 Thanks for the e, Jude. Thinking of you.

      4. I like watching the mixed doubles, they are fun, I find the men’s doubles too fast. Been some good women’s matches this year, better than a lot of the men’s other than that Nadal match which was mesmerising. No garden for me today as it has been misty and light rain on and off. Kept popping out to do a few things.

      5. Really? They seem to think it will be hot until Wednesday then thunderstorms. Donny was rather humid last week. I shall be packing an assortment of clothing!

      6. Any idea how long you’ll stay? I’ll be in Leeds next Saturday and I keep thinking it’s not far away, but I’ll be involved in a house move, which makes it tricky. I’ll write as soon as I finish this rather tricky walk. 🙂

  3. I see they answered my request to give you a good welcome 😉
    How lovely, a well timed visit despite the heat. Not long until you return now, you’ll find the sky a bit grey if the north is like here. Enjoy sweetheart and have some weekend hugs x:-)x

    1. Hello sweetheart 🙂 🙂 I got back late Thursday. I couldn’t post from the Algarve with no Wifi. I’ve been catching up on a bit of tennis this evening and it poured this morning. Zumba and a very funky Brass Band festival in Durham has kept me out of mischief. You busy? 🙂 🙂

      1. Thanks, Jo. It is a tiring one, but the views are getting better as we progress on the tracks… 🙂 Enjoy your weekend back in the U.K.

      1. Thankyou, Jo… I like to be succinct. 🙂
        It’s been an anxious few days, but there’s a quiet positivity in there, too. 🙂
        I hope you’re having a lovely weekend enjoying the Iberian sunshine!

      2. Good to hear. 🙂 I’m back in a rather rainy Britain again, but I had a good afternoon at a surprisingly entertaining Brass Band festival, with friends.

    1. They do this kind of thing so well in Portugal, Ann. I’ve seen it many times and it always makes me smile. 🙂 🙂 Any progress at home? I just got back late Thursday and I haven’t really had time to collect myself yet.

  4. Think of all the people hours!!! I’m home alone tonight with four teenagers and at least 4000 decibels. Flowers are an oasis of peace. I’ve just managed to call my granddaughter’s boyfriend by the previous boyfriend’s name, so I really have it all under control! I hope your Algarve stay is wonderfully relaxing, my dear. A few extremely noisy hugs from here to there.

    1. Nope! Sunshine is a thing of the past. Back in rainy England and on my way to a Brass Band festival of all things! And with a bit of a sore head after a Girls Night. Silly me xxx

  5. So many white paper flowers around town, Jo. I wonder what happens if it gets windy or rains 😦 That said, very beautiful and looks like great sunshine weather too. Happy weekend and enjoy it. Busy one over here 😊

    1. Pip just asked the same question. 🙂 I thought the Saints day for Tavira was mid June and we’ve never managed that. We have seen this one before though so it must coincide roughly with Mick’s birthday.

    1. I think so, Pip! We just caught the tail end but there’s always something happening. There’s a link to the TI that gives you details of upcoming events but we usually just arrive and are surprised. 🙂 🙂

  6. Wow! You’ve captured it brilliantly Jo and the collage tells the story so well. There are some gorgeous reflections in there.
    Good to have you back, and I hope you survive your busy start to the weekend.

  7. Wow, what a nice way to decorate for a festival …. and paper flowers … I have very mixed feeling when real flowers are being used for festivals, even if it’s beautiufl. Great entry, Jo, Welcome back!

    1. Thanks, sweetheart! I’ve just been smiling at your sculptures. 🙂 🙂 Dispelling the weekend gloom. All go here- it was a Girl’s Night last night so I’m feeling a little frail, and I’ve got zumba soon, then meeting friends at a Brass Band Festival in Durham. Not sure my head can cope. 🙂 Saturday hugs!

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