Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Blog Jam


I took this shot on the ferry travelling from Fogo Island to Farewell. I love the colours and what appears to be quite a disorderly jumble on deck - an order not visible to me, obviously.

Our wee trip was amazing. Not least of which were three visits to the Fogo Island Inn where we mingled and conversed with guests from around the world. We had decided on treating ourselves to breakfast there (room prices average $1,000 a night). We had budgeted $50 for breakfast and were pleasantly surprised it was only $27.00 each. Surroundings defy description as does the interior. We were invited back for a "session" after dinner and met some very interesting San Franciscans and Australians and a writer for Architectural Digest.

It was a wonderful few days, we both needed the break from routine, and me from all the painting havoc around my house.

I'm back into the grindstone now. The painting is magnificent, I can't get over the "new look" in my house but everything else is in turmoil around the pristine walls, doors and ceilings.

On top of all that I have to prepare for two performances as seanchai - one on this Sunday, the other in August.

And guests, did I mention guests? Guests.

9 comments:

  1. I love those little island hopping ferries, much more interesting than the great hulks that go across the seas.

    Life seems to be going full trot for you at the moment. Stay well and enjoy.

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    1. Full trot as u say GM! But all good if I could get myself organised!
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  2. That sounds like a very refreshing and much needed break from all the domestic upheavals. Now, onwards and upwards!

    Rooms at $1000 dollars a night? Good grief, is everything gold-plated?

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  3. The target market are the v wealthy Nick. Cost includes a local guide, meeting local people & incredible local meals. And spectacular views. All furniture is locally made and any profit is shared with the workers and then plugged back into the community.
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  4. Looks really nice, but I still can't get over the $1000 a night. Can you get a better deal on hotels.com?

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  5. Oh we didn't stay there Tom, we only could stump up for breakfast as a special treat!

    I couldn't even imagine wanting to spend that kind of money. We stayed in an efficiency at $94/night, a total bargain :)

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  6. Thanks for the explanation of the £1000. That makes a lot more sense. I like the idea of the local furniture co-op.

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  7. I am glad that you are happy with the painting work. That makes it all worth the trouble you go through while it is being done!

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