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Last week I started to venture out a bit with BattleKid, starting with a trip to Cacela Velha. There isn’t much in this quaint little village apart from a few restaurants, a church and a police station. However, what it does have is a lovely view of the Ria Formosa. We went early in the morning and were back before it got too hot.
BattleDad had been wondering what was there but wasn’t with us due to a work trip to Paris. He didn’t really miss that much, but I do think we might check out the restaurants down there. It’s only a 10 minute drive from our home but the view was worth it. And I’m sure the food will be as good, as so far we haven’t been disappointed with the food we’ve eaten out here in Portugal.
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As my regular readers will know BattleKid has been enjoying afternoon swims in the pool. He’s been getting more confident going under the water too as I shared last week. However one day last week we were just a little too late to head down for a swim and he wasn’t happy. So, what’s the next best thing to visiting the pool to a 3 year old? Turning on the sprinklers in the garden of course!

He has taken to calling it “do the rain” and he had the best fun running through the sprinklers, getting soaked and trying to coax BattleDog in, who was having none of it! I shared a video on my Facebook page which highlights his delight but here are some pictures I managed to take before we turned them off.

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Last week BattleDad was in Paris again for work, so in between getting things ready at our new home, we spent most afternoons in the pool as temperatures reached 30 degrees most days. BattleKid has no fear at all and enjoys going under the water, all thanks to his WaterBabies lessons.

We’ve yet to try out the pool on our site but if it’s anything like my parents, I can see us spending alot of time over the summer in it.

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Last week we had quite a bit of sorting out to do to get our new home ready for the movers who were arriving from the UK with our stuff last Friday. However, after gaining access on Wednesday and cleaning the new place, we took a break on Thursday and headed to Ayamonte in Spain with my parents.

To get there from Portugal, the easiest and quickest way is to drive to Vila Real de Santo Antonio and get the ferry across the river, which takes 15 minutes. You don’t need your passports nor do you come across any border controls, unlike the land border.

During the trip over BattleKid seemed to enjoy himself and even tasted the air as we crossed a time zone from Portugal into Spain. He’s a crazy child sometimes!

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