Category: Holidays

updates on Casa Spa d’Alma

New life……

It is the same every year and yet, we never take it for granted, this great explosion of vitality when almond trees and the mimosa burst into bloom. A circle has been completed and a new one starts.Every day has the potential of a fresh beginning, we can leave behind us what belongs to the…

By Casa Spa dAlma 31/01/2012 0

The need for retreat

In the past before the period of industrialization people used to live in villages or small towns. Nature was integrated, even in the towns farms were present and cows, sheep and chicken roamed the streets. In these days the necessity for retreat was merely a spiritual one. It was a period of several days of…

By Casa Spa dAlma 21/11/2011 0

Singing in the rain.

  The Monchique winter is often mild and from time to time we have rain. If it rains it is mostly for a day but it can really pour, solid water coming down like a massive curtain and then the next day the sun is shining again. Yesterday it was a gentle rain, a soft…

By Casa Spa dAlma 20/11/2011 0

Abundance

Yesterday we made a wonderful hike from Monchique back to Spa d’Alma. It is like ten kilometers, slowly going uphill most of the time. The weather was perfect, 23o and a gentle breeze. Some small white clouds in the deep blue sky, inviting you to lay down in the grass and dream away but we…

By Casa Spa dAlma 04/09/2011 0

Rain in August

Rain in August is a very strange phenomena in Monchique. The temperature is over 30º and the humidity is suddenly high. Big white clouds seem to climb up to heaven, growing faster with every minute that passes. Nature becomes silent, birds stop flying and twittering, frogs hold their breath and wind disappears completely. The neighbour…

By Casa Spa dAlma 20/08/2011 0