“We arrived from South Wales and Scotland
In a hire car, a taxi and van,
To allocate rooms
And dive in the pool
Was the total extent of our plan.
From the terrace we soaked in the view
And a sky of a luminous blue,
The soft sun was setting
Da yawn, we were getting
A whole week with nothing to do!
Dissent in the ranks! and dismay!
The kids want to enjoy their first day,
But it’s tram up to Sintra
Too hot !! Back in the villa,
Relax with a bottle of rose.
That sea! We just had to surf it.
Well at 16 euros it was worth it.
You have got to be brave
To be dumped in the waves
But the aches… do you think we deserved it ?
The kids made a momentious decision,
To design a sports competition,
There was ping-pong and boules,
Events in the pool
And for grown ups, nice chairs to sit on.
A fab week on a beautiful coast
Can’t decide what we enjoyed the most.
The pool of the peace?
Wi-fi or the beach?
Thank you Ralph, you’ve been a great host.
House is homely, Pool is perfect, Waves come crashing, Scenerys smashing.
Must visit Sintra and Praia Pequena, Go surfing with Pedro
So glad we came here !”
Harries family – August 2013 – Casal de Santa Maria