Our whole back story would be excrutiatingly long and boring so, suffice to say, we are a family of 4 and in July 2010 we moved our family from Lincolnshire, England to Lagos, Portugal.
So why the Algarve?
Well, for one thing, they actually GET a summer!! You know, that time of year when the sun is supposed to shine?? Remember??
Seriously, we’d considered moving for years but it was only after a 4 week trip to Australia for Christmas 2009 ( details about that here in our Hand Family Oz Blog ), to visit a few places and also Nik’s cousin’s family, who emigrated there in 2007(?) that we decided to make serious plans to look into it.
Nik’s sister had lived in the Algarve since 2002 and has a family there so we’d visited previously and thought we might like it. Recent events have led to her returning to the UK, with her young son, however I think that, after 9 months here, it is fairly safe to say we shall NOT be following her there too!
That’s as good a reason as any, right?
If you want to read from the start of my blog, you’ll need to venture right back to the beginning, February 2010. For ease, link HERE