Just One Person From Around the World: Balboa, Spain

I really don’t do this, but I’m having some ‘think’ time this week, and this is a great idea you might enjoy meanwhile.

ThatTravelLadyInHerShoes

I have stopped watching the news….I have dropped all social media, except for my blog, which I try to keep to positive vibes…. there are a lot of folks in the world, who are everyday folks, just trying to provide food and shelter and love……….they are trying to make a living…….keep their kids educated and basically just take care of their families, without an agenda.  Me too. I think there is more of us…. Just trying to live our lives….. So, I would like to take the time to focus today on one elderly gent I spotted in the ‎⁨Plaza Nueva⁩, ⁨Balboa, Spain⁩.

‎⁨Plaza Nueva⁩, ⁨Bilbao⁩, ⁨Basque Country⁩, ⁨Spain⁩

He walked with his head down…..was he thinking about how many times he had been in this plaza and all the things he had seen here? Was he sad? Was he lonely? Did he live in one of the balcony apartments?…

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  1. This one reminded me of the 92 year old UK gentleman who raised millions of dollars with his walks, and subsequently inspired so many others to follow in his footsteps. One person, just walking. I don’t usually think of one person/one place but what a great idea for a post.

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  2. A very nice post to share Jo – I’ve just been over to visit the blog and thought what a lovely idea for a post. The old man had the face of a wise old soul – it was one of those moments in time. I have taken a step back from social media recently – I have mixed feelings about it as it is a good way of staying in touch but am very conscious of the time it can drag away from being present. I still like using it and reading other people’s stuff though – don’t think I could give it away altogether! Now my granddaughters are getting to the age when they can be influenced it does concern me. However reading blog posts and watching travel vlogs has been an enjoyable pastime at a time when we can’t travel. I did see Portugal has been really struggling recently with the number of Covid cases in hospital 😦 Do hope you and your friends and family are staying safe both in Portugal and the UK, take care xx

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    1. Thanks darlin! Yes, the cities here are struggling. The Algarve not so much but we’re locked down in case. You just can’t tell with this illness. It seems to come out of nowhere. Most of my friends in the UK have been vaccinated already. Family… Just holding on and hoping. Have a good week hon 🤗💕💕

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      1. Yes the report I watched in detail was from Deutsche Welle Jo and focused on the hospitals in Lisbon. Of course I then thought of you in the Algarve and hoped it wasn’t as bad there. Pretty grim time for the residents of the larger cities. It’s obviously so much harder for cities with their greater population densities. I agree this is such an unpredictable illness and just seems to poleaxe some people and not be so bad for others. Plus the potential long term after effects are worrying. My dad and aunt have both being vaccinated. Dad had the Pfizer one and my aunt who’s in a nursing home the Oxford Astrazeneca one. Fingers crossed the epidemic starts to burn out – there are so many conflicting reports at present regarding the efficacy of the vaccines against the new mutations so all we can do is wait and hope. Take care and have a good week too xx

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  3. I know Cady from the gardening lot. She seems like a very friendly and lovely person. I will pop over and have a look at her post. Too many good blogs to follow all of them. Enjoy your ‘think’ time. Hope it doesn’t make your brain ache 😆

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    1. I’m trying to do something that doesn’t come naturally, Jude. If it comes off I’ll be really pleased but not good so far. I reblogged this because it’s the easiest way to share and Cady doesn’t use social media. 🙄💕

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      1. Neither do I. Only WP blogs. I had an idea for posts this year which was a bit more challenging, but decided to go with the colour themes as they are fun and easy to do. I think my last year’s challenge was hard under the circumstances. And I was only jesting about the brain ache 😉 but now you have me intrigued.

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  4. Hi Jo, I read your post middle of the night/insomnia. Sharing Cadyluck’s post. ❤️ Nice to read something ‘feel good’ for a change. Very poignant, real words and photos. I love this! I don’t usually take photos of people except for family. I may reconsider now. 🙂

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    1. For a terrible moment I thought you were going to say it sent you to sleep, Erica! 🙂 🙂 I know- I’m awful! Can’t help myself sometimes. Seriously- I hope you sleep better tonight, and I also hope you join in.

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  5. Thank you for taking the time to re-blog my post! I hope you can get other things done this week! Rain you say? Our temperature got down to our coldest night, 27, and they are predicting SNOW! We never have snow!

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    1. You’re welcome! Easier than visiting people with ‘suggestions’. Hopefully it helps. 🤗💕 Just been for a gallop out between showers and stood under a bridge for 20 minutes while it tanked down 🤭☔🌧️💕 No rainbow in sight!

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  6. Worth the re-post, Jo. Perfect sentiments. Have a relaxing week – or not as the case may be, but enjoy time away from the blog. We all need that from time to time.

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    1. Thanks, Mari! I have some writing I want to do, and I’m into a good book. Then there’s the Portuguese to keep up with, a bit of t’ai chi on the roof, and walking…of course! 🙂 🙂

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    1. Brilliant, Sue! I saw her doors today. I thought there must be some sort of glitch yesterday because when I came to yours there wasn’t a comment in sight. I came looking later on and they were all back again! Those gremlins! They’re obviously jealous of you 🙂 🙂 I’ve reblogged because she doesn’t use social media and short of visiting lots of people…. Happy Thursday, Sue!

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