I’ve been seriously neglecting Becky’s Square challenge this month, but time marches on and it’s almost time to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.
I’ve seen Aldeia dos Sonhos (the children’s Village of Dreams) in Loulé, a tree made of recycled plastics in São Brás de Alportel, and one decorated with firemen’s boots in Faro. I’ve hunted down Presépios (Nativity scenes) in towns and villages all across the Algarve.
A bit of recycling
The fire brigade in action?
There’s a child, just peeping out the door
Can’t beat a spray-painted boot decoration!
Storks, nesting and flying at Vila Real de S. Antonio giant nativity scene
A scene from the salt pans
Vila Real main square and church
How lovely is this? Found in Olhao’s library
And this one, made of wood carving
Perhaps I’m biased but I do think that Tavira’s lights are the best I’ve seen. Square, or not so square, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
Wishing you all the joy of the festive season. And let’s hope the year ahead is kind. I will be whizzing around the UK, so no Monday walk for me next week. But I’ll be home in the Algarve for New Year. Hope to see you then. Meantime, don’t miss Debbie’s beautiful six words.
And a few pears too! I was at Durham Old Gardens. Where better for a Heritage event than with these ancient fruit trees and an old stone wall?
Midway through Becky’s September Squares challenge. Hope you are all In the Pink! It’s my ambition in life to be two steps behind Debbie. She takes Six Words to the loveliest heights. Wishing you all a great Saturday!
Last Sunday we attended a charity event in the magnificent grounds of Aske Hall, in North Yorkshire. Situated in beautiful countryside, near the village of West Gilling, we had no idea of the high jinks in store. Meet the cast!
Always trouble when this guy’s about!
Palatial Aske Hall
The terrace looks down on a croquet lawn
Agapanthus or Alice?
Just a hint of pink?
Beautifully framed planter
Vines (yes, there were grapes!)
Rhyme me a riddle
Who can resist ‘hook a duck’?
I was rubbish with the bean bags
He was a bit better with the hoops
In the pink?
The view down to the lake. It’s quite a place, and incidentally, was open for the Heritage Open Days this week. One of many, isn’t it, Becky? Just three pink squares this week. Did you spot them? I’m worn out with climbing all the stairs, but Debbie’s having great fun. Hope you’ve got your Six Words ready? Have a happy Saturday, everyone!
There’s no resisting it! It’s time for September Squares with Becky. I was amusing myself at Poet’s Cottage garden centre, in the North Yorkshire village Lealholm, last week. Check the captions. Do these fit the bill for In the Pink?
Not so amused!
Could these two be In the Pink?
A blush of pink
A hint of pink
On a more serious subject, lifeboats do an amazing job, don’t they? I live by the sea and am in awe of the courage and skill the crews exhibit. Join Debbie with Six Words and watch the video. And have a happy Saturday!