Sunday, 8 February 2015

The Almond Blossom Sangha

Marty and Camille's taxi came promptly at 8, to take them to the bus station for the Seville express.

After lunch, a short extra walk for Chico and Ollie, since we were going to be away a while. And since time was tight, Chico went wandering, returning all innocent just in time for Billy's arrival, to take us to the Almond Blossom Sangha, meeting near Loule, in a very grand yoga centre. Twelve people of different nationalities turned up and Jane led the afternoon's sitting and walking meditations.

Billy, a very keen student of mindfulness, came to Portugal with his wife 27 years ago, from the Black Country in the English Midlands. They brought up their two daughters here and they both married Portuguese men . . . and moved to England. Not the Midlands though - Bournemouth.

Back at the quinta, a late walk for the dogs, a blog catch-up, some reading (since Jane has plenty of Thich Nhat Hanh books) and the final, brief walk at 10.

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