So now we have been here almost nine months. When I arrived in Portugal in April 2014 I immediately started school, that is Portuguese school. Twice a week i went even though I had just arrived and had tons of stuff to do, a vineyard to run and guests to take care of. (Not that many, but still). The school had started in October 2013 so I was a bit behind but I managed, one way or another, to be able to hand in there.
In June theschool ended for the summer and it was a relief in a way because we were so busy with everything. After a while we wanted to get back again to learn more.Then we waited and waited for the school to start again. In the meantime we didn´t get around to study or anything just to work and work.
Now the school has been on since the beginning of October and they have classes 3 times/week, which is a bit too much for us so we just go 2 times.
Sometimes I buy our local paper and try to read it and I can understand small parts of it but not all. We don´t study anything at home, too tired or no time so the progress to this quite hard language is slow.
Then I read this blog, written by a Swedish woman, living in Portugal. She has been here about 18 months and is READING novels in Portuguese. Not one, nor two but 5 novels. Good God I admire her.
A person I admire
So here are my "books" that I read, (or should have)
Going to bed. Tomorrow I will start to study. No more wine sipping for me at night.