About Me

We moved out to Portugal to live a frugal but better , simpler and peaceful life, our house is a very basic, semi ruin, up in the hills outside Figueiro Dos Vinhos, where we work our land, enjoy life with each other and our dogs, and hope to make the smallest carbon footprint we can,

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

More sunshine..and Solstice preparation

Well its sunny again today and set to last a while longer yet. There was a mild frost for us up in the hills but the town didnt get one. Its breezier though today so not so warm.
Im cleaning up and doing housy stuff as we are preparing for our Winter Solstice, we generally have a Celebration to welcme back the sun and ward off the longest night, this year as money is so tight.... well non existant really, we've just asked a few friends round to eat a meal and have a few glasses of wine with us, most are bringing something whether it be a dessert or a bottle of wine ect so we'll all manage a good evening with very little cost....
We'll have a bonfire and a Yule log and roast a few chestnuts to start us off... then homemade bread, soup, stew potatoes and rice and veggies, with lots of gooey desserts.... a warm fire and good company... what more could anyone want...