January 2022 -- Life in our piece of Paradise on Earth gets better and better every day. With Covid potentially becoming a distant bad memory, we anticipate that FINALLY, our family can come and visit.
Events anticipated this year: Dubai in February; Netherlands in May, followed by Keith Urban concert in Dusseldorf, and family visits spring to summer.
The map shows our location in the Algarve.
January 6 -- The Agave plant pictured above is now in bloom, a 10-year-in-the-making event. Once it completes its blooms to seeds cycle, the beautiful big plant dies leaving behind a new colony. Nature is amazingly entertaining in Portugal as the plant cycles change in front of our eyes.
January 12-- Friday during a close padel tennis match with partner Con, I sprinted for a short ball, missing the point, landing on my head, and breaking my collarbone. Con drove me to Alvor Hospital. By the next afternoon, I was recovering from surgery in my private room overlooking the ocean. It'll be a few months before I can return to the court. It's a time to slow down physically, a big challenge for me.