Monday Mural

A mural for our times. I’d gone for a stroll by the water in neighbouring Cabanas when this curly headed cherub caught my eye. The following day there was an outbreak of Covid-19 and it became a place to avoid. Fortunately numbers seem to be decreasing locally and we have hopes of a return to normal life.

Monday Mural


  1. No chance of coming across anything like this here. My only forays away from home are to the supermarket and back. It’s been a year since we went to St Ives, and that’s only 3 miles away! What a year!

      1. Mmm… apparently -7 degrees here tomorrow. I shall probably lose some plants, but hey ho. On the positive side there are no cases in my area and OH has his first jab on Wednesday 😁

  2. You in Portugal are really in a desperate situation just now. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you.
    Take care, and stay healthy,

    1. Thanks for that, Pit. It’s not good but most of the problems are in the cities. Unfortunately that has a knock on effect for the rest of us in terms of restrictions because of the spread of this thing. Desperate times for businesses here.

  3. Such a cute mural Joanne, thanks for participating in Monday Murals.
    So sad about the situation in Portugal. I talk to my family often and they tell me how it seems to be uncontrollable. My sister’s mother in law just died a few days ago of Covid which she caught in hospital after being admitted with diabetic problems.
    Hoping for better times soon.

    1. Me too, Sami. We have friends in the Lisbon area, one of whom is elderly and not in great health. So far it doesn’t seem so bad in the Algarve- largely the aftermath of Christmas- but it’s not easy to predict where this is going.

  4. I as so ready for COVID to be over! I get my first vaccine on February 18th, but they are telling us we will still be under restrictions (masking and social distance) for a long time! And the shops and restaurants are closed in a sporadic manner….some are open some are closed…..

    1. I don’t honestly think it’s going to go away. I think we’ll have to learn to live with it, like the flu. But this has wrecked so many lives and will continue to do so. The economic effects here will be devastating. πŸ™„πŸ’•

  5. I love this one, it’s so cute πŸ™‚ I’m longing to get back to Manchester as there’s quite a lot of new street art appeared in recent months but I’ll have to bide my time 😦

    1. A difficult situation, Debs, because Portugal is having to seek help from abroad in fighting this. The northern cities are really struggling, and though it doesn’t seem so prevalent down here we are all subject to the same restrictions. We’re hoping for an easing on 15th Feb but noone knows what will happen then. 😦

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