Great news for us

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Oranges and red chillies

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 ?


5 thoughts on “Great news for us

  1. Hello Dai, looks like you’ll have enough chilis to keep you warm for the coming winter. Great news about Goma. One family member at a time and soon you’ll be all united. Patience, my friend. And I would love to help you with the painting but you know I’m too many sMILES away. Have a happy Friday and happy painting. °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖°

  2. Hi Dai, great news, congrats to you and your family! The oranges do look delicious and I remember those trees being everywhere during my Portugal visit. They’re exotic to me – having lived in Finland and Poland for the past 7 years hehe. The chilli looks delicious! I had a chilli plant too that I bought over summer from a supermarket but sadly it has almost died (maybe we were too late to bring it inside from out on the balcony?). I hope the residence permit process goes easy for all your remaining family members and that you be united soon 🙂

    1. Hi Pooja. My chillie plant is now dying fast. The leaves are turning brown but there are still many chillies gradually changing to red. I am thinking of drying out some seeds to plant next year. What do you think ? I will sleep now, Pooja. It’s 3:21 am. Have a wonderful day my friend.

  3. Tamaki Kasuya 24/11/2018 — 3:12 am

    Hi hungrydai! Tamaki is here. Your chilis have really good color. It must be delicious! I will raise a plant that tomatoes or something next year. Anyway, I’m now working hard. So please wait my next hiking story. I want to show you beautiful sceney of nature. Greeting from Japan.

    1. Greetings to you, Tamaki. I love plants, Tamaki. I wish I had a large garden where I could grow all my own organic fruit and vegetables. But I live in a city apartment and only have one plant in my kitchen. Tamaki, it is just 03:17 am here in Portugal so now I will sleep. Have a pleasant day, Tamaki. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

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