Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day

When I decided to start this blog, it was with the intention of writing of my own journey to a new life in Portugal. Initially, I considered that it would include the selling of my home in England, the se

arch for a property within Portugal and the like and proceed from there onwards. My blog was supposed to include the ups and downs, plus the ins and outs of achieving my goal of a renewed life in a country I’ve somehow fallen in love with.

From the inception of Portugal4Me, the original blog, so much has happened and at the same time, very little. I have sold my house, sold a business – so to speak, started another I can run from afar, purchased properties in the UK, had my father die and taken on looking after my elderly mother – not that I mind. Given my son a nice near new car and received a kick in the teeth for my efforts – that’s the younger generation. I’ve purchased a new BMW tourer that’s more appropriate than a saloon and is great for future dog ownership.

These days, I feel I’m homeless. I feel that way because almost everything I own is now in Spain. It is in Spain because, Spain – the land of illegal builds and lost hope is closer to Portugal and the correct side of the English Channel.

It all seemed so simple from the outset. Sell the house and go to Portugal where from the beginning of my dreams, few obstacles appeared present and especially so, as the other half, did a runner with much of my possessions from each and every room of my home. Now I am alone with nobody to consider but myself. Oh the freedom, how good. Well, there is Mum and I’m not sure what to do with her, but all is Dandy at this time and shall remain so.

Just before I started writing this post, I was practicing by Portuguese and thinking that little had been achieved to this point, but on reflection and having written here what has occurred, perhaps a lot has happened in just a short time and in reality, I need to understand that Rome was not built in a day but like learning a new language does take time. Now with those thoughts, I feel a little better.

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