Another blog post from: Anthonyslark@yahoo.co.uk
Although we have two orange trees at the back of the kitchen, they are both out of reach so we can never pick any of those thousands of great looking oranges. This tree belongs to a hard working neighbour but I have never ever seen her collecting any of the fruit. What a waste. Above is a picture taken this morning from the kitchen marquesa. You can see the out of focus picture of our red chilli plant. This plant has been incredible and has been producing red chillies for the past six or seven months. I bought it as a baby plant from Lidl Supermarket and the plant got damaged on the way home. But it survived and we looked after it well so it has been producing large quantities of chillies all through the summer and autumn months.
Talking of oranges, yesterday evening we received great news here. Goma’s passport arrived back from New Delhi and she now has her Portuguese residence visa. I don’t know yet when she will arrive in Lisbon because she mentioned that she must give one month notice to her employer. My guesstimate is that she will arrive just before or just after Christmas. One down, five to go. We now have to think about the next family member who will come to live in Europe.
I shouldn’t be blogging. I need to continue painting the sitting room ceilings and walls. Who wants to come to help ?