Who said the sun never shines in England?

Angmering Estate
Some people seem to think that it always rains in England. Silly people. I always have good weather when I'm there, except when it rains...

Beautiful Bosham

The Husband and I were lucky enough to spend some time in England in April with my lovely parents and aunt and uncle. Our luck increased when the French Air traffic controllers went on strike and we had to harass my poor aunt and uncle with 3 more days in their home. Thanks Peter and Wendles for putting up with us yet again!

Mr Prickles

Did you know that a group of hedgehogs is called a prickle of hedgehogs? How clever is that! It’s also called an array of hedgehogs, but that is not as fun or clever as a prickle of pricklys (second part naturally being a Crystalism).

A sunrise worth getting up for

What do you think? Is this worth getting up early for or what?

Pigeon Poo

Pigeon pooed car
I was, and strangely enough, still am, the shortest in my family. My charming and delightful brothers and sisters told me if I put pigeon poo in m shoes, I would grow taller... Never trust your siblings is all I can say.

Mind the train on your way to Olhão!

A bird on our cycle path
We had more fun than intended this year when we ended up sunk to our hubcaps in sand when we stopped at our regular spot 3km out of town and wanted to cycle in to town. Thank goodness for Caterpillars…

Strandloopers otherwise known as Sandpipers

Sandpiper footprints
Can you see what I see in the photo? A wooden leg! What? Yes! One of the birds has a wooden leg! Okay, so maybe it's not a wooden leg, but it has a stump and makes a footprint and a hole. It still ran faster than me so I couldn’t get you a solitary photo, but the group is beautiful too.

Mussel Men are Muscle Men

Going in the Atlantic Ocean
Not a spelling error, but a nod to the incredibly hard work these men put in. After several hours of dragging a heavy metal cage through hard sand raking up mussels in the freezing cold water, you certainly don’t need to visit the gym anymore.

Boys chasing their balls

Golf players on the beach
If you thought anything bad when you read the title, then shame on you. Clearly I meant their golf balls! These men can be spotted on the beach, come rain or shine, smacking or looking for their balls. There we go again, sigh.

Monte Gordo, Portugal

Monte Gordo
This former fishing town, now tourist mecca, has become our first stop in Portugal. We discovered it last year through Anja nd Micha ( www.reisenundspeisen.com ) and we luv it. We avoided it originally ‘cos we don’t like tourists. Yes, sigh, I am aware that we too are tourists, but that is clearly different, duh.