Sunday, September 20, 2020

new stuff

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New stuff in my ETSY SHOP.

Twin harlequin pillows.

The pillows are offered per piece, but you obviously can also order both. And you can make them yourself as the pattern is available in my Etsy shop.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

ilha do farol

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Sunday 6th of September

The last afternoon of our september summer holiday, we wanted to spend on our favorite island of Ria Formosa, one more time slow island life on Ilha do Farol.

What a holiday! Our last minute trip to Portugal couldn't be better...

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

olhão

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Saturday 5th of September

Breakfast under the lemon tree.

Train trip to Olhão.

Hang out in the hidden streets with tiled houses in Olhão, azulejos paradise. (Eu amo isso!)

So surprising facades, many varieties, so many colors, so many styles, so many decades.

This year I fell in love with the seventies tiles.

Saturday market, packed with organic vegetables, plants and food.

The outdoor saturday market on the quay of the Ria Formosa is a feast for the eyes. Market with a view.

We bought some fresh backed portuguese cakes, to eat during the ferry crossing to Ilha do Farol.

A few hours of siesta on the island of Farol.

Ferry back to Faro. (haha, smart idea of mine, to take the ferry instead of traveling back by train, with an island as a stopover)

Once back on the mainland, we had some drinks at our favorite cafe around the corner, before we went back to the Lemon Tree hotel.

Que dia lindo...

Monday, September 14, 2020

another day, another island

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Friday 4th of September.

In the eastern part of the Algarve, between Faro and Tavira, there is a 60 km long belt of islands and peninsulas with a lagoon behind it. Ria Formosa is therefore called the pearl of the Algarve.

Between breakfast and lunch we entertain ourselves in Faro and in the afternoon we take a boat to one of the beautiful and peaceful beaches of Ria Formosa.

Another day, another island.

We returned to Ilha do Farol, the island that we already visited in 2015. And nothing has changed, this island breathes slow life.

The simple slow living rituals suit us perfectly. Breakfast under the lemon tree - boat to an island - beach - lunch - boat to Faro - dinner - sleep - repeat.

And because the pearl of the Algarve, also turns out to be a paradise for mosquitoes, I'm wearing my overalls as an anti-mosquito suit and it proved to be efficient in the evenings.