Typical Portuguese Christmas, Cascais, Portugal

Christmas Eve Fir Cone Burning
Christmas Eve Fir Cone Burning

Well probably not.

Christmas Eve Fir Cone Burning
Christmas Eve Fir Cone Burning

After burning loads of pine fir cones last night (the campsite it full of pine trees so we thought we’d do our bit for tidying it up) in our mini fire pits – as well as baking Camembert, roasting chestnuts and supping mulled wine. This morning we were all up bright and early for family Skype sessions. It was great to see everyone, even if the technology did let us down a bit from time to time.

Portuguese Christmas Day on the beach
Christmas Day on the beach

This afternoon we had a trip to the beach for a quick swim in the atlantic. It wasn’t as cold as we’d expected, but there was a mighty strong current.

Look out Baywatch!
Look out Baywatch!
Top Wave Action
Top Wave Action
Even bigger waves
Even bigger waves

We’re back at the campsite now and the BBQ is going, more cones have been collected to burn this evening and we’ve started on the beer and wine, all that remains is to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

The Official Christmas Portrait
The Official Christmas Portrait

Thank for Tina for taking some great pics of us all in the sea, and for being our official Christmas portrait photographer too.

4 Comments

  1. Merry Christmas to you all! Looks like you guys having fun in the sun! Very mild here, boys very disappointed in no snow Christmas morning! Mr S currently playing Lego! Lots of love and squidges xxxxx

    • Sounds like you’re having a top time too! Love from us. I’ve been trying to fix the cab heater in the van (no joy, bloody Fiats) and Ju’s sorting out hundreds of photos and washing clothes. Next job: sort out where to go next. Tough life. Hope Jay’s not decorating the house again and is taking a break for once? Love to you all. Jay

  2. No decorating and he is not working.. well he has to pop in tomorrow but big family time this week. Baby S just follows him around like a lost puppy. Daddy’s girl! Cant see my dining room table for Lego now either (am sure he bought it all just for him and not the boys!) Hope you find somewhere nice for NY, no idea what we are doing. H reckons whatever we do he is staying up till midnight! Hope you fix the heater matey – lots of love x

    • Sounds great, hope you have a lovely week. You know that lego is all for Jay, but he deserves it I think. Tell him we’ve seen loads of old style minister on our travels; some looked like new. Happy new year to you guys, looking forward to seeing you, around October time, Jay

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