Six word Saturday

One last serious look at pink

Here we are, rolling into May, and a happy Bank Holiday for many of you. Here in the Algarve it’s Dia de Trabalhores (Labour Day) today and Mother’s Day tomorrow. The restaurants are allowed to stay open into the evening for the first time in ages and the borders reopen too. Cause for celebration? I’m having 3 bites at the cherry with this random selection from Faro (and my patio). Six Words for Debbie, a smidgeon of Pink for Jude and a Last on the card, for Brian. Happy weekend, everybody!

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  1. Glad to hear that things are opening up again. The hydrangea looks great, such a lovely color. Enjoy your weekend. We went down for a swim this morning and changed our mind when we found surf washing over the parking lot!

    1. We went out for lunch today because we thought the restaurants might be too busy tomorrow, Janet. Nothing much planned, and that’s ok πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  2. A lovely final flourish of pink Jo, though my favourite has to be the waffle place – and I’d definitely have jam AND cream with mine πŸ™‚

    Yesterday I found out, by chance, about a pink bar in the city so I’m hoping to check that out soon πŸ™‚

  3. Bank holidays don’t mean much do they when you are retired. All it means here is more tourists. And Monday’s weather forecast isn’t great. Thanks for the last pink flourish! I am so over pink now! Time to move on. You need to put that hydrangea in a nice shady spot and water it well – they sulk dreadfully in the heat. Happy weekend! Are you dining out this evening then?

    1. We are dining out now and arguing πŸ€£πŸ’• There are 2 of them, one much darker. I was very agreeably surprised to see them both again 😍

  4. A pretty-in-pink farewell to April but as it’s a double celebration for you (Bank Holiday and Mother’s Day) I won’t argue about the terracotta one you are claiming as pink! Have a lovely weekend and find a nice cake shop somewhere on your walk.

  5. Beautiful, Jo and Happy Mother’s Day for tomorrow … does this mean you get two? Hope your daughter and son are aware of this! πŸ˜€ Oh, how I love your hydrangeas and already in bloom! Exquisite! My three are just in leaf and one with leaves curled up in disgust at the frigid nights and cold days. I’d forgotten what the flowers looked like until I saw yours here! As for the waffles … yummy!!!! Have a wonderful weekend, my friend! Xx

    1. I haven’t broadcast the Portuguese one, Annika, so my daughter always remembers the English one and my son… well, sometimes πŸ€£πŸ’•

  6. Great pics as always Jo. Have a great weekend, bank holiday or not. Doesn’t mean much when you don;t work anymore does it?

    1. Not at all, Jonno! In the UK it always meant ‘keep out of the way and off the roads’. Here it’s more of a family time or a trip to the beach. How’re things with you? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      1. All good here thanks Jo. Recovered completely from my kidney stone issues and we’re back walking daily and enjoying the countryside.

    1. Thanks, darlin πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ We were strolling in Faro, killing time while we waited for Marie’s sister at the hospital, when I took these. Except my hydrangea, which I’m looking at now πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ No plans but the washer’s on. T’ai chi on the roof and lots of sunshine…

      1. Probably, hon! Going out this morning. Son has yet another viewing this afternoon so it depends what time he phones πŸ€—πŸ’•

  7. Yay Jo. I am glad that there are flowers for the last photo. I remember getting to Marseillaise on May the 1st and everything was closed and no public transport when it was Labour Day. Thanks for joining in my Jo ❀

    1. I look directly out onto the patio when I’m blogging and I moved my hydrangeas back into pride of place yesterday, Brian. I wasn’t sure that they would survive in this climate but here we go again πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  8. I love this! And so will Debbie and Jude. Happy Bank Holiday weekend! (Although I assume you miss out on a holiday since Mayday is today, Saturday)

    1. Thanks, sweetheart! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ The holiday falls when it falls here. I had this discussion in my Portuguese class yesterday. Bank Holidays don’t fall on Mondays. And hey, I’m retired, so it doesn’t really matter what day of the week it is πŸ™‚ Will start with washday! How about you?

      1. Washday would be silly. Rain forecast. Yes, I remember the Bank Holiday thing from our years in France, and how this assertively secular country loved its saints’ days, and bridging the gap to a long weekend if the public holiday fell on a Thursday.

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