Reflections from the week by David Johnson. A letter head for my weekly newsletter. Black writing on a blue background with a drawing of a tree to the left

Monday May 6, 2024

Dear Friends,

I realized this morning that I have been on the road now for five weeks. The time has flown by and so far it has not felt as disruptive as I thought that it might. Maybe because the time has been spent at home in Bristol, with my mother, and now another home here in Portugal. I don’t have all my accruements with me, and I miss not being able to reach for some books at times, but I also find myself quite content here.

I’m settling into the rhythm of life here in Portugal, particularly the small town in which we live. In this last week we have explored a little more locally, seeing what has changed since we were last here.

We have also explored further afield, found a local’ish walking path in a nature reserve and headed down the coast, south of here - checkin next week to find out about that trip. An overnight visit to Lisbon also happened. I enjoy my time in that city. Get the car parked and then walk or Uber from there. I find no better way to get to know a place than walk it, especially the narrow, up and down streets of Lisbon. What will you find around the next corner?

The posts this week document some of these explorations.

Thank you, as always, for reading.