# London # Portugal

Hello from London!

After spending a very relaxing week in Portugal (Santa Barbara de Nexe to be exact), I now find myself in London enjoying the beautiful city- the not so beautiful weather- and the lovely people.

The weather was very agreeable in Portugal so I shouldn't complain too much... My days were spent swimming in the pool or laying on the beach and exploring small towns all throughout the Algarve- My nights spent dining with family and friends in the quaintest restaurants we could find.

The Portuguese are fabulous at doing seafood and the one of the restaurants that stood out the most for me, called O Alagoas, specialized in the most spectacular seafood kebabs. I had the monkfish and prawn combination... delightful.

So after spoiling myself with sunning, eating and doing virtually no work whatsoever, I now find myself in London where the culture and intrigue of the city has propelled me to get back to work on my book- which I shall (hasn't happened yet- but tomorrow... tomorrow).

I must also report that the light packing has really worked a treat. So far I haven't cursed myself for 'not bringing enough things' and I actually think I could have gotten away with packing less than I did! Who knew? At the end of my trip I will make a note of the items that I didn't use at all and store the information for later- in order to further my goal of becoming a connoisseur of packing!

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and are enjoying your week...

Image by Thomas Wood


CashmereLibrarian said...

So wonderful to hear from you! Portugal sounds lovely.

Please be sure to post your packing notes when you return. I think I'll be traveling to Germany this summer for a couple of weeks and I want to try and pack light, as you did. Given my travel history, I will need a lot of advice!

vicki archer said...

Glad you had a wonderful time - sorry about the London weather, it is just that way there....most of the time!! xv

Divina said...

My dearest Daily, so good to read about your travels and the wonderful time you are having! Things have been hectic around here, but I am starting to plan this summer's holidays myself, so that is comforting. Now what did I wanna say? Oh, yes: I can never pack light. It takes me HOURS to pack a little carry-on for a few days and let's not even talk about the big suitcase I take with me when it comes to trips that last longer than a week. Nightmare. My biggest problem is shoes: I often end up packing 7 or more pairs with me for a couple of weeks away! Geez. I don't hope to ever master packing connoisseur-ship... Just cause it makes me so miserable to decide, I just throw everything in there. :P Hugs to you, dear!

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

I'm glad your trip is going well - London wouldn't be London without a little rain..!!!!
Don't forget to post your packing notes when you return - I'm dreadful for alwasy taking far too much "just in case"..:)

Perfumeshrine said...

Sounds like you're having a wonderful time, so do enjoy at your fullest potential! :>-)
London is one of my favourite cities in the world, soooo many things to do!

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments- it is wonderful to hear from all of you... I had a great trip and am now settled comfortably back in Santa Monica :)