What a strange month this has been, our two and a half week trip to the UK has become two and a half month trip. When we left Portugal coronavirus was predominately still a Chinese problem and we did not imagine how both family events and world events would develop over such a short time scale. We told this story in our last blog post. The joy of the arrival of a granddaughter, the sadness of losing a Mother and getting stuck when flights back got cancelled. Looking back at the last blog the prospect of a lockdown must have seemed distant as Graham talked about exploring Southend and taking… Read MoreContinue Reading
The best laid plans!
The last few weeks have been weeks of frustrated plans and learning to adapt to the changing circumstances and unexpected stuff life throws up. We flew back to the UK mid February. As you may recall from our last post we welcomed our grand daughter in to the world on the 20th February. We planned to stay until the 4th March but sadly Graham’s Mother passed away on the 3rd March so we delayed our return. We are grateful that we were in England at the time and were able to see her during her last few days. Once arrangements had been made for her funeral and thanksgiving we rescheduled … Read MoreContinue Reading
A Month in England
We mentioned in our last post that we had to return to the UK, Judith’s father was ill and after a short illness he passed away whilst we have been home. We are thankfull that we were able to get back and spend some time with him during those last few weeks. Judith’s father made the first boat we had, we used to sail it in the Blackwater and on the Avon in Chippenham. it was a bit smaller than Island Girl , it was a home built Goblin called “Spindrift”. He will be remembered fondlly and was keenly following our travels. We wil be returning to Spain on the… Read MoreContinue Reading