PORTUGAL BUCKET LIST
OBVIOUSLY MOST OF THESE WILL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL OUR CURRENT SITUATION AND STATE OF EMERGENCY (LOCK DOWN) HAS CEASED BUT IT’S ALWAYS GOOD TO HAVE A DREAM.
IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER:
Become proficient in the Portuguese language.
The Dão valley and complete The Caminho do Dão nature pilgrimage trail.
Bee keeping course and become a beekeeper.
Renewable energy source – explore solar power panels.
Complete weekly 5km jog without having to walk the 2 hills – jog the whole route.
Outdoors Portuguese wood fire brick pizza oven.
Surfing in Nazaré.
Visit Serra da Estrela natural park – hiking up mountains.
Visit Peneda-Gerês National Park.
Lisbon city self walking tour.
Visit Aveiro (the Venice of Portugal).
Visit a salt water pool.
Cross the boarder into Spain for a day trip/long weekend.
Grow melons from seed – if the slugs don’t get them first!
Foster or adopt a dog.
Transport Milo the bunny from UK to Portugal.
Experience our first Christmas in Portugal with the children.
Skiing in the mountains at Christmas.
Cook and sample a traditional Bacalhau (salted cod fish) recipe from home and a Portuguese dessert. This is game on as it is our anniversary soon and we cannot go out to a restaurant so I have purchased all the ingredients needed to make a traditional home cooked Portuguese main meal with balcalhau followed by Arroz Doce (Portuguese rice pudding) which is made with multiple egg yolks. I will use the egg whites to make coconut macaroons if I have the energy. If it turns out a disaster we can always go to the bar – the bar in the corner of our lounge! White wine anyone?