Wow. It’s hot! The weather has really changed now and I am struck by the vibrancy of all the colours around the town.
On my walk the other day I noticed some of the telephone cable boxes had been painted. So I’ve been looking round on my trips out in the evening to see if I could find any more. I have not been disappointed. It would appear that all of the boxes have a different design on them.
It’s fabulous, really makes a feature of them and they certainly don’t look dull or boring anymore. They all the hashtag #Carvoeiroboxes on them, so I’ll have to look that one up later. I told my husband about them and he reckons I’m only interested because I’m still a phonebox nerd since working at BT in the 1990s. I’m not so sure.
These are a great local resource as well as a necessity in the world today, so why not use them as an art gallery?!
The pictures I have taken of a few of the boxes I’ve seen, I think are rather lovely and very cheerful.
I might suggest this to BT when I get home. What do you think?
I’ve escaped for a week’s break! My order books are clear and I’m having some much needed rest and relaxation on the Algarve. Before all the parents begin to castigate me, I haven’t taken my daughter out of school. I just don’t believe in doing that. No, I am fully making the most of a week away without responsibilities. Basically I’ve hi-jacked Mum and Dad’s holiday – well they did offer – and left Alice, the kittens and the house in the very capable hands of Hubby!
It’s really beautiful here. I’m in Carvoeiro, a small town with plenty of bars, restaurants and shops, certainly more than enough to keep me occupied in the evenings. Mind you, I don’t plan to do very much while I’m here. I’m hoping the weather perks up a bit. The locals have said it’s been raining for the last ten days! I could have stayed at home for that, but everyone is sure the sun is going to come out later today. I hope so, or else I will have to go and buy a jumper. I didn’t bring nearly enough yarn (or a pattern for that matter) to make one!
So, my plans for the week are pretty simple (assuming the sun does make an appearance)
- Sunbathe by the pool
- Eat well in the evening
No sign of any housework this week. I have brought a couple of magazines and a crochet kit with me, so you never know what I might make. But my overall intention is to have a rest and catch up on some me-time!