Showing posts from April, 2019

Final couple of weeks

We stopped over night at the church near Penamacor before heading to an art and craft market in Aldeia de Joao Pires, as this is where most of the English community would be. It was great to see friendly faces everywhere and have a nose through what people were selling or exchanging. Seeing Noelia, Lief, Lyanz, Alin & Karolina again was great as we swapped stories and met the new members (George & Rachel) that were staying at the Riverside. It seemed like loads had changed since we were last there as the guys had been really busy with land clearance, planting new beds, moving Lomitos pig pen and Devo leaving for the UK but it still felt very familiar to be back at Riverside… there was one thing sadly missing though. Gingerbread the goat had been getting too bolshy and needy without a herd to keep him in check and after an attack on Lyanz and a lot of deliberation it was decided that he should fulfil his meat criteria a bit earlier than expected. I have to admit that he fe