After a dodgy week, last weekend we had a lovely day out enjoying the warmth of the sun on the Algarve’s west coast. The dodgy week was primarily due to me killing my MacBook Pro with beer. Okay, so it’s not entirely dead. It’s currently in hospital having the keyboard replaced – which is going to cost around 600 euros. Eek! That’s a mistake I won’t make again. Note, keep bottles of beer away from computer while reading recipes online :/

Not only that, but I also very nearly gave myself a concussion shutting a gate (!), and a couple of hours later almost got knocked out by a flying tree branch. It wasn’t literally flying – someone threw it! (they weren’t actually throwing it at me, I was just in the way)

So, a day out enjoying the warmth of the sun on the Algarve’s west coast, was exactly what I needed. As we had some close friends staying with us for the weekend, we decided to head out for lunch. En-route we stopped for coffee and cake at a really good cafe (pastelaria) in Rogil and then had a delicious meal in Arrifana, but more on those in a couple of future posts.

Before we stopped for lunch, we decided to check out the castle at Aljezur. We have been once before, but it was probably well over fifteen years ago (not that it’s changed much!). Last weekend, the weather was glorious and the views simply to die for. The castle walls protected us from a cooler breeze, allowing us to soak up the sun and it was wonderful.

My outfit was a simple one. My favourite skinny Levi’s, black and pink Converse and a pretty pink and purple tee flourished with a hint of Victorian frills. It’s one of my favourite tops because of that. I also added a hint of animal print with this black and grey cardigan. I quite like the clashing prints here.

After a bit of a dodgy week, it really was lovely just chilling out and forgetting about the 600 euros we’d have to spend to fix my computer. Not only that, but I’ve obviously been without my MacBook for a whole week and I miss it. I’m having to borrow hubby’s for the time being, but it’s a bit of a pain to say the least. All being well, I should have mine back some time this week. Fingers crossed!

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Shelbee on the Edge / Not Dressed as Lamb

  • They say accidents go in threes….! Let’s hope you’ve had your quota for the time. I can’t believe the cost of replacing a keyboard!! Great look, I love the top, the colours really suit you.
    Gail

    • I know, Gail! Too much money but it was worth it. It’s great to have it back lol.
      Thanks so much.
      Suzy xx

  • Living on Cloud Nine

    Let’s talk about how much I love those front ruffles and that beautiful purpleish pink color on you my love! Can we also talk about the beautiful backdrop, what a gorgeous day to just soak in all that fabulous scenery! You know I think you’re a doll and I hope you’re having a fabulous day!

    • Thanks Andrea! It was a lovely day… and it has been much the same since then. I’m lucky to be living somewhere so beautiful!
      Have a great week.
      Suzy xx

  • Elizabeth Seckman

    What a cute shirt! Sorry to hear about the laptop, but good that it’s just the keyboard.

  • Well I hope this week is luckier for you! I would be devastated if that happened to my mac book (if I had one!) At least the sun is shining for you Suzy,and you have a scenery that’s just breathtaking x
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