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.
- In the middle of the month there was something surreal but also delicious
- Throughout December and until early January there is something traditional and extraordinary in Vila Real de Santo António
- In fact you will find presépios everywhere but not quite like this one in Castro Marim
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.
- Day of the Kings in Olhão da Restauração
- Still bemused by the story though, can you help?
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.
Wishing all my wonderful readers Feliz Natal!
I didn’t see that Header! I just spotted it in your sidebar now and thought ‘ooh, that’s nice’ and followed the link. 🙂 🙂
Love your header photo. Hope you’ve enjoyed 2017 Christmas as much as you’ve enjoyed the others.
Thank you so much – and yes we have but wish we had been in Portugal!
Such super and varied memories Becky! I wish you good health and much happiness in the year ahead
Thanks Denzil, and to you too xx
Hope you enjoyed your English Christmas Becky. I’m wrecked but it was a lovely one xx
It was lovely. Hope it is a good wreck rather than bad wreck you found yourself on yesterday evening x
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.
Now that would be amazing 🙂
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