Tuesday, 21 November 2017

A luxurious interlude.

Look at this...


€1 a go. Lisbon is crazy. I tried it after reluctantly paying, but felt very thankful afterwards. Not sure why we all expect our waste to be dealt with for free in towns and cities. Couldn't quite bring myself to soil the pretty coloured bog roll - I stuck with conventional white.

Don't knock it until you've tried it!

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

In to the fold...

Project Nazare is almost ready to go.

For the first time in many, many years, I am going to have something more, or less like a non-nomadic life. That is the plan. To become a part of a community in a small Atlantic fishing village is going to take a fair bit of adjusting, and skill learning - another new language to try and get my head around. Only took me 10 years to learn Spanish. This is quite a big change, and a challenge I am taking on. Nothing totally new to me (other than the language), but it has been a very long time. I am ready!

Fortunately, I have already met many like minded people here. There is a healthy artists collective amongst many other 'alternative' type things. Even met someone from Freekuency Festival today, which reminded me of another idea I would like to try next summer, so it may well happen there. I have only heard nice things about this free/donation based festival.

What is Project Nazare going to be? It is just going to be me painting, fishing, cooking and drinking beer on the beach. I can't afford beer, so I am going to ask people to send me beer. Seriously. Why would anyone want to send me beer? Out of the goodness of their kind hearts mostly, but there could be another reason.

Just need to buy another HUGE canvass. Replace all my paints, oils, brushes, chemicals and other artist's paraphernalia and I am ready to go. That is going to cost around €500. Almost there. Perhaps another Three weeks, or so. Unless my beer sending plan proves to be more popular than I am expecting.

Oh, and I still need a half decent camera.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017


Apparently so. I have bought a winter coat just in case, but it doesn't seem to have happened yet.

Another shitty webcam photo. There always seems to be something more important than another new camera to have stolen. Minor medical treatment from a professional is required. So, I have bought a tube of Vaseline, a scalpel and some Elastoplast. New camera tomorrow perhaps.

I am busy thankfully. The Lisbon/Nazare plan looks like it is going to work. Slight adjustment means Lisbon Monday to Wednesday, and the rest of the time painting on the beach hopefully. I shall still need a bit of help, so I have an idea. More tomorrow...