Sunrise

  This morning we woke up, just under the clouds. The sky was grey, and patches of fog were floating through the valley, whirling, and dancing. These are moments where the fireplace is so attractive, even knowing that the hike is refreshing and a great moment for reflection. Also, in times of Lockdown it is…

By Matheus 10/11/2020 0

Change of season

In normal times the story would be like below, but in the pandemic experience, everything that brings people together is cancelled by law. Necessity? I guess so, because it seems that many people do not understand, or care about, the impact of SARS-cov-2 on a population like Monchique’s where mainly elderly people live. Let’s hope…

By Casa Spa dAlma 23/10/2020 0

Four elements and a hole in the beach

  Praia do Alemao, nine o’clock in the morning, early October. The rising sun begins to spread its warmth and mixes with the freshness in the air coming from the ocean. Waves are rolling in gently and almost in slow motion transform into foam when they touch the sandy shore. A soft breeze brings the…

By admin 13/10/2020 1

Summer 2020

The Summer of 2020 will never be forgotten, at least by us, because it is embodied with emptiness. Our B&B closed due to Corona and minor health problems we have the whole Casa Spa d’Alma complex for ourselves. And Yes, we do miss our guests but honestly, at the same time, this incredible silence and…

By Matheus 06/09/2020 2

2020 – The year of the century?

Can we imagine a stranger year than 2020? When we returned from Indonesia in March there were already major corona problems in Italy and we looked at it with some amazement, not knowing that it would soon take hold of the whole world. We already had many reservations for the year but from the end…

By Matheus 05/09/2020 0

Tuna paste

Tuna paste, one of the Portuguese goodies. (Pasta de Atum) It is an appetizer, a side dish, a lunch, or a whole family meal. The Portuguese do not exist without their tuna paste. They make it in a whole massive quantity of varieties but the plain tuna paste that you normally get in the Pastelaria…

By Matheus 05/09/2020 0

Impact of Corona lockdown on a personal level.

  The worldwide spread of Corona virus sent a shock wave through the world. We are all aware of the impact on levels of health, organisation of institutes, governments, and cultural aspects. Many people wrote about it, there are a billion opinions, and nobody seems to be able to come up with a non-ambiguous truth.…

By Matheus 09/08/2020 0

Fighting for the Illusion of Freedom (part 2)

So we lost our freedom of movement, expression, behaviour due to group rules, society rules, economic rules, religious rules, health rules, material fascination, digital fascination and so on, in fact there are so many reasons that it is too much to sum them all up. Marketing and social media are trying to limit the way…

By Matheus 02/08/2020 0