Christmas past

I thought I’d take a look back at my Christmastide posts over the past two years, if I begin with 2016 as that is when my header photograph was taken.Happy Reindeer

Christmas in Portugal takes place on 24th, today is not such a big day as it is in England. There is also no Boxing Day, however they do make much more of epiphany than we do. Just take a look at these two posts, this was such an amazing event.

Camels at Sunset
The middle one is a saddle not a hump!!

Our very first Christmas in Portugal was the previous year, and we enjoyed a lovely walk on Christmas Day. It was quite busy out but fortunately there were still lots of birdies.  A few days earlier we had been delighted by something quite different, our first Presépio Gigante. 2015 was also the year I discovered that poinsettias can grow very large and that they happily grow outside in a southern European climate.

Christmas Poinsetta
I suspect yours is not quite as big as this!

Wishing all my wonderful readers Feliz Natal!

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When in Portugal you will find me walking, cooking, photographing, reading and of course blogging. In England it is pretty much the same with the addition of catching up with family, friends and organising a festival.

10 thoughts on “Christmas past

  1. We used to have a poinsettia growing in our garden in Cape Town, I have disliked the pot grown ones ever since!! Christmas in Portugal does look attractive. Maybe one day I’ll join you and Jo there.

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