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,

Thursday 12 August 2010

Blogging from Ireland

Well Im sorry its been so long, I keep saying that dont I? But here I am now still in Ireland, it looks like Ill be here a while yet, Ive promised my dad I will stay untill he's home again and settled. It may take a lot longer than I anticipated. But... he's my dad and thats all there is to it.
So... Rik is coping well with things while Im gone, its very hard for him to do all his work and mine too, plus, the weather turned extremely hot about a week or so before I left and has continued ever since and the garden went crazy... he cut and chopped 40 kilos of tomatoes in just one day!! We are having the biggest bumper crop of them ever, and me not there to deal with it all, also the aubergines and courgettes, beans, and herbs too. I would be making and putting into jars tons of pasta sauce by now as the freezer is getting too full. But he just doesnt know the proccess, although I have explained, he doesnt have the time or feel confident enough to try he's afraid to spoil a lot of produce...
Beeza is coming along so well, Im so sad not to be there and be able to bond with her as I would like, sadly she wont know me when I go home, but Bonnie is looking after her , they are great friends now and Bonnie is a different dog again, so happy and they play all day. Rik says that when Bonnie has had enough she'll walk away, and often has the little one hanging off her tail and just carries on and drags her across the kitchen... looks very funny.
Hes struggling a little with the house training at night, but its early days and it will get better, usually its me that does that bit... heheheh
Now I have internet access I'l try to keep this updated, the weather here is pooh compared to home, I wear my fleece jacket most of the time... but i spend most of day in the hospital so its not too bad. Although I cannot believe the price of basic fresh food... veg and fruit... triple what we'd pay in Portugal...