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It’s 1:23 pm on Sunday here and I’m feeling a bit too stoned to type hahahaha. I’m not really much of a drinker as my friends will know, but I do have my moments and today is one of them. We opened a bottle of magnificent champagne at 11:40 am and now we’re on a bottle of excellent Portuguese vinho verde and I feel like I’m floating on air right now. Kumar is cooking a fish lunch (red fish) and I came to my room to check my messages and suddenly I decided to write a short article in WordPress. Kumar will be back to work tomorrow so back to cooking for me.
Last week we received the most amazing kindness from a Portuguese man who appeared from nowhere in the checkout queue in Lidl Supermarket, Pragal. We had a very heavy load to carry home and the man saw me struggling with all the shopping and suddenly announced that he would take us home in his car. He had a huge new airconditioned car and we were home ten minutes later. I’ve never been more grateful in my life. We often come across amazing spontaneous kindness here in Portugal. Of course, just like anywhere else, not everybody is good and I’ve met a few nasty characters here but in general, Portuguese people are incredibly helpful and kind and I feel totally at home here in Cacilhas. My neighbours here are also generally very kind although the people upstairs are pretty anti social and I wish they’d move somewhere else.
I have loved living here in the Lisbon area for the past 2.1/2 years and also loved all the stupidly cheap prices of wine hahaha. We get a lot of visitors here for most of the year, even though this apartment is much too small. We just take two visitors maximum at one time. The weather is a bit too hot for me here and we have no airconditioning here. I wouldn’t mind moving to Austria or Germany where summers would be more bearable.
I haven’t edited this post because I am seeing double right now. I’ll correct any mistakes tomorrow.