Bom dรญa! – an update from Portugal ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€โ€๐Ÿ’ƒโ›ฑ๏ธโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒป

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Bom dรญa! Tudo bem? Tudo bem! And thatโ€™s basically all my knowledge of the Portuguese language. Ok…I also know: Uma mulher tem uma maรงa, meaning: A woman has an apple. Very important knowledge, isnโ€™t it ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚? Especially for me, I love apples (not to confuse with Apple, Annet and Apple donโ€™t go along ๐ŸฅŠ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ˜‰).

Ok, enough blahblah, to the point! I had the idea that I would escape the winter in the Netherlands, Algarve should be warmer. Wellโ€ฆ I know now that Portugal can have cold winters too! It started mid-December 2020 up to mid-January 2021. Happy that my winter clothes are quite oversized, and that I had brought so many clothes! I was wearing many layers to keep myself warm. The apartment I was in, had no insulation, an aircon to heat up the place, but it was quite noisy so after 10 minutes I had to turn it off. The fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ place was out of order, because I had put all my yoga stuff there (and I must admit: I donโ€™t know how to make a proper fire and itโ€™s an open fire place, so the apartment would either burn down, including the whole building ๐Ÿš’ or everything inside would smell like burnt wood). Average temperature in the apartment: 11 degrees Celsius. It was often warmer outsideโ€ฆ.

I got my lovely winter toes back, I forgot how painful that is. The bathroom was so cold that I was already an ice queen before I could turn on the shower. I wrapped myself completely in the bed covers, preventing my nose from freezing off my face when I was asleep๐Ÿ˜‰. Eventually, it turned out to be the coldest winter since 15+ years. In Laos (October โ€“ December 2019) we had 1 week of really cold weather. Why is winter following meโ€ฆ is there a hidden message ๐Ÿค”? One thing I promised myself (Covid or not): I am on a tropical island from October 2021 until March 2022. No more winter toes ๐Ÿ‘ฃ, no more winter clothes and a-sexy thermo-underwear ๐Ÿฉฒ๐Ÿฉณ! Just summer clothes, SPF50, bikinis ๐Ÿ‘™, sunglasses ๐Ÿ˜Ž and flip flops ๐Ÿฉด.

Luckily, the temperature is back to normal (around 12 at night, around 18 at daytime). And I exchanged the apartment for a mobile home at a holiday park๐Ÿ˜Š. I am here for almost one month, and up to now, it is the best move (this is the 3rd place I live in within 3,5 months๐Ÿ˜…). Currently, we have a curfew ๐Ÿ”’ (8pm โ€“ 5am on the weekdays and 1pm โ€“ 5am in the weekends, beaches are closed too, unfortunately); luckily, the park is located in the countryside. We can go for a stroll in nature without seeing other people (and also no GNR/police ๐Ÿš“), and if you want to socialize with people, there is always someone sitting outside on the veranda (except when itโ€™s raining ๐Ÿ˜‰).

All in all, I am living my dream: a lovely tiny home, lovely neighbors, beautiful nature, working now and then ๐Ÿ˜‰ (I started a new job at Meditation Moments – https://meditationmoments.nl/). I can say I am definitely enjoying life ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ƒ ๐Ÿ’ซโœจ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿน. Do you want to design your own life too? Stay tuned, I will share shortly what I did to make it happen๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ˜‡. Ok, one piece of advice in advance: listen to your heart โค๏ธ, it has all the answers to your questions๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ™.

๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š With love ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š
         littlemissyoga                          

P.s.: I started to teach some online yoga classes โ€“ see http://www.littlemissyoga.com/about-littlemissyoga/new-online-yoga-classes/, also check my Facebook-page to subscribe to my classes: https://www.facebook.com/annet.gosens/

P.p.s.: I have put some pictures of my life in Portugal โ€“ check http://www.littlemissyoga.com/gallery/pictures-portugal/.

P.p.p.s: Meanwhile posting this blog, it is raining cats๐Ÿฑ & dogs ๐Ÿถโ€ฆ it looks like autumn in the Netherlands๐Ÿ˜‰.