Like the stork, I am in contemplation

Eight years ago I began this blog, and it has been a wondrous journey. I have made fabulous friends, had a great outlet for all my photography, discovered and developed my blogging skills and most importantly gained immense pleasure in sharing with you our Portuguese adventures. Today though I find myself in tears as this might just possibly be the last time I ever post here.

Many of my followers will already know the news, but for those that don’t last month less than two weeks after our return from our winter sojourn Robert died suddenly and unexpectedly at home. He was the driving force behind our Portuguese trips, and without him I just don’t know if a) I can keep blogging about Portugal and b) if I will ever return to Portugal. I hope so, but today less than six weeks after his death I simply don’t know what my future holds.

I wanted though to let everyone know why posts won’t be appearing in the immediate future, and also to share with you the photographs from our last day in Portugal. The morning began with a short birding adventure in the saltpans near our apartment.

Despite the grey skies we were full of joy spending time in the Ria Formosa, before having an even better time with another fabulous lunch at our friend’s restaurant on the other side of town. I took a few shots with my phone on the way back.

It was also a day of contrasts as you can see from galleries. We got caught in a downpour in the morning, but by the afternoon the blue skies had returned. Feels a bit like my life at the moment. Some days are okay, and other days are really hard. It is one of the reasons I am not taking a decision yet about this blog, I just don’t know and want to give myself time and space to contemplate the future.

I really hope I am able to return here as I have many fabulous stories and photographs to share from our last trip together. I also hope to be able to return to Portugal one day, but for now if you want to stay in touch with me check out my other blog – The Life of B.

Author: BeckyB

It had been a good life walking, cooking, photographing, volunteering, blogging, and best of all spending time with MrB, family, & friends. Sadly it no longer is. Suddenly and unexpectedly I have become a widow.

31 thoughts

  1. Becky, I enjoy your posts from Portugal and have a million questions that I want to ask – when the time is right. I am glad that you had one last memorable trip there with your husband. This is sad news indeed. I do hope you will continue to write, not just for this audience, but for yourself. Only you can determine when and how that may happen. Only you can decide how you will grieve. Blessings

  2. We’ve shared this space together, Becky. I know how you feel about this place and the joy it’s given you. But this is a new, unwanted chapter in your life. I feel the pain for you sometimes when I look around. It can only get better, but it will take time, hon. We’ll be here if you decide to come back.

  3. I’ll miss exploring Portugal through your eyes. But not half as much as you do. One day, perhaps you’ll return, or maybe you’ll open a different chapter. You’re right to take things really slowly. Sending love and hugs.

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