Out and About: An Ode to Portugal

I’ve been back in the UK for less than 24 hours and I wish I was still away. I’ve definitely got post holiday blues! Yes I’ve got lots of lovely plans for the coming days and weeks but still oh Portugal how I miss you already!

What a blissful few days of relaxation. I’ve talked about needing to take time out, to just breathe for a bit and that is exactly what I did while on holiday. So thank you Portugal for that and for giving me…

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…Stunning views,

…Relaxed afternoons in the beach bars,

…Warm and sunny weather to help my freckles resurface and to give my skin a slight tan,

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…Delicious food and pretty cocktails,

…Paddling in the ocean with the salty spray in the air,

…Lazy days spent on the patio reading and reading and reading (6 books in total),

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…Long ambles along sandy beaches seashell spotting,

…Early morning runs to avoid the heat, which helped to remind me that it doesn’t matter how far I run, just that I run. There was no guilt because I only did 2.6 miles, but excitement that I was up and about by 9am, that I got up that hill or ran faster than the day before.

Laura xxx