Spring 2019

Although there have been only a few really nice days so far this spring, we made the most of them and got out and about with family and friends who visited over the school holidays.

February Fun

We said goodbye to the new neighbours at the Belmont apartment. They had made us feel very welcome in the short time we were there.

Paris

Paris: What an interesting place. The first thing we noticed after the solitude of the Camino were the people. More precisely tourists, into which category we fitted.

Northern Portugal

We left Porto after a fabulous three days and headed northward towards Spain stopping in Esposende (65km) and tben Caminha (55km) and finally Valença (45km). Link to video clip at bottom of this post (5.06 minutes) or here if you can’t wait.

Our Three Days in Porto

We left the very pleasant accommodation in Espinho called the ”why Not Guest House” heading to Porto, where we had planned to stay two nights. We made a slight change and decided to bike along the coast road. This gave us not only an extra day in Porto but a spectacular ride as well.

Portugal 3

We have arrived in the town of Espinho. This is a beach resort town. Click the link to see our progress up the coast towards Porto.

Pradoe 11

  The last month at Pradoe seems to have flown by.  Check out our photo blog to see what has occupied our time.

Pradoe 10

Time is flying by, we have been at Pradoe for over two months now. Summer is now fully arrived and we are enjoying it

London

We took the opportunity to go down to London for a few days just because we could. We hope you enjoy our latest photoblog.

Pradoe 8

We are slowly moving into spring with the start of some fine weather. This brings the challenge of cutting the lawns around the farm.

Pradoe 7

It has been a week at home gardening and painting the bathroom with a break to the RAF national museum at Cosford. (click on the image to open post and enlarge)

Pradoe 6

Finished the week with a few tasks at Pradoe then headed to the Peaks District for a long weekend. We were well looked after by Chris and Irene Shimwell. (they are the parents of my nephew James & his wife) (click on the image to open post and enlarge)

Pradoe 5

We are getting into the swing of life here at Pradoe. Here is the next set of images giving you an insight as to what we have been up to. (click on the images to enlarge)

Pradoe 4

Thought it might be of interest to show you some winter photos of the Pradoe grounds (click on photos to enlarge)  

Pradoe 3

These past few days apart from working on the estate, we have visited Chirk Castle, Llangollen Canal, Ironbridge & the village of Much Wenlock. (click on photos to enlarge)

Pradoe 2

We finished off the churchyard before celebrating my birthday with a very nice massaman curry  

Pradoe

Pradoe is an old English manor owned by Andrew and Rachael Kenyon. They open their home to Kiwi’s on a regular basis

Tapapakanga Regional Park

This is the third year Philip & Andree, Richard & Sharon and Ann & Graeme have spent Auckland Anniversary weekend staying in Regional Park houses enjoying walks during the day and games in the evenings The Bach at Tapapakanga Regional Park is a 3 bedroom farmhouse that overlooks the park       – (click heading … More Tapapakanga Regional Park