Portimao – Portugal
Posted on April 28, 2014
It was such a lovely area to be based and so convenient as the beach was only a 3 min walk away, so ideal for Jäger’s walk and my jog. The marina also had a laundrette on site. I found plenty of little supermarkets within walking distance. But I also got the scooter out to go exploring the area and found some large supermarkets to do a big shop.
Jager and I had settled nicely in Portimao, especially with the temperature ranging from 19-25 and sunny most days. There are certainly worse places to be based for a few weeks on our own.
All By Myself
Word got around and my beauty work steadily took off, mostly with Indian Head Massages and eyelash tinting charging €10 for 1 hour Indian Head Massage and €5 for an Eyelash tinting.
I also wanted to make my own pure aromatherapy oil Soy candle melts to burn (in a oil burner) during my treatments. These also took off in Portugal. It started by me giving one of the little love heart shape melts (that I use to burn during each treatment) to each client as a little parting gift. These clients and their friends liked them so much they came back asking if the could buy more and bigger (Moon) melts!!! They tend to buy them for themselves and as presents for others (see the above candle photo) I charge €1 for x2 little love heart shaped in a gift bag. The Willow Moon melt in a gift bag is €1.50. I sold out of all my melts twice due to big bulk orders being placed, to my delight. (All candle supplies were snook into the van back in England while Shaun was away working!!!) :0) Shaun’s mum also brought out a few more supplies during their visit too.
Not All Work and No Play
I also met Rachel another British lady that became a good friend. She lives on one of the Yachts in the above photos, with her husband Adie, (ex Royal Marine who has been out now since 2012) and their black Labrador Tala and 9 week old kitten Willow. Rachel did Reflexology treatments, so we swapped one of my Indian Head Massage for one of Rachel’s reflexology treatment, absolutely lush!! We would take the dogs out for walks together and then meet Lynne for our mid morning coffee on the beach!!!! Truly a tranquil life style we led!!! All three of talked about how lucky we were to be living this life at the age of 40!!! Then we would order another coffee!!
Everyone goes their own way during summer, UK, west coast of Portugal, Alps etc, then meet up in Autumn for some winter sun. I do hope that Shaun and I can head back down there again at the similar time on our way to Morocco!! We will just have to see where life takes us!!! :0)
Sorry for no blog during this time, I managed to drop and smash the screen on my IPAD and it has taken me some time to find a place that would repair an iPad mini out in Portugal. But it’s now all been done and I am back up and running.