Happy Easter! The weather’s a bit mixed here in Portugal this weekend – we even had a mini-tornado on the site yesterday. I hope you are all enjoying a lovely Bank Holiday weekend back home in the UK.
We’ve spent the last few weeks splitting our time between Alvor & Silves – our favourite two places on the Algarve. The week in our timeshare apartment went too quickly – the weather was awful but we didn’t care as we were snug in the complex enjoying all the facilities – especially the bath!
We have been
a bit very lazy recently so to that end we have started volunteer dog walking at the Municipal Kennels in Portimão every Thursday morning. Depending on how many other volunteers there are, we usually walk around 3 dogs each – stopping halfway round the route for a tickle and a roll around in the grass (the dogs, not us!).
As you may know, we are coming back to the UK for 6 months this summer & will be renting somewhere to live. Our plan was to get another lovely little dog when we’re home, thinking it would be easier to home & train etc when we’re in a static location.
Ho hum – the best laid plans and all that! So, without further ado (drum roll please), may we introduce our new addition Otto.
He’s a cheeky little chap who caught our eye at the kennels and we have adopted him. It’s fair to say that he’s not the prettiest of dogs! He was a bit scraggy when we brought him home but his condition is improving daily as is his confidence. Our legs are aching already from all the walking! Oh, did I mention his ears? They are MASSIVE! They are really comical as he has such a small face!
We’re going to have lots of fun that’s for sure.
At the moment we’re planning our route home & will be setting off back in a couple of weeks. We’re hoping to follow the Med coast around Spain before hitting France & all those lovely markets!
Here’s a little slideshow of what we’ve been up to recently – enjoy!