These are hectic times for me at the moment, hence me missing my link-up last week! Sorry about that. I just didn’t have time to post anything. You see, a few weeks ago, we went to Germany to buy my new car. It’s the third time we’ve bought a car from Germany and imported it into Portugal. It might seem extreme, but there’s way more choice in vehicles over there, and they are quite a bit cheaper. And even though we have to pay import duties, it usually works out for the better.
The reason I bought my Jeep Renegade there is because we looked into buying the same car here, but it just wasn’t possible to have all the same specs that we wanted (and it was quite a bit more money). Plus, they couldn’t give us any idea about when it would be delivered. So, we bought it from Germany.
We’re also starting to pack up our belongings ready to move out next week! I know, crazy right? They wouldn’t be such crazy hectic times if it wasn’t for us catching Covid early last month. That really messed us up! Oh well. C’est la vie, right?
I’m taking a little breather to write this post, but the second it’s done, I’ve got to get back to sorting everything out. If you’re wondering why we’re moving. Well, it’s a funny story. Five years ago, we bought the plot next door and had a gorgeous house designed by an architect friend, then we started the long and arduous (!) bureaucratic process of getting it approved by the local council. Well…it’s been in the process for years and we’re still waiting.
Long story short—we’ve got a buyer for our house, the beautiful house we’ve lived in for the past 16 years. It’s not just any buyer though, they’re friends of ours which we’re delighted about. And they need to get out of their rented accommodation by the end of the month. So, we need to get out of here pronto. We’re incredibly fortunate though, because the other house in this cul-de-sac belongs to a Portuguese friend in Lisbon who only uses it a couple of times per year and he has said we are welcome to live in his place until our new place is built! So, we are literally moving out of our house and into next door. And then, once our new place is built, we’ll be moving into that which is just across from that house! It sounds so complicated, doesn’t it? Oh, and that Portuguese friend from Lisbon just happens to be the engineer who is working on legalising our house plans lol.
We’ll get there in the end! But it has affected my blog schedule and my social media presence. I just haven’t had the time to do anything. But hopefully, in a couple of weeks, we’ll be settled in our friend’s place. It’s a much bigger house than this one, so my office will be way more spacious, which is exciting. I’ll be able to crack on with my YouTube videos and TikToks with much more ease 😉
But, before the link-up, I did manage to take a few pics of the outfit I wore last weekend. It’s a super simple look with super comfy wide-legged jeans, a soft sparkly tee (both of which were from Massimo Dutti), and my favourite black Timberland sandals. I used my Desigual handbag and added a few stone bracelets and matching necklace (gifts from my MIL last Christmas) and that’s it. My super simple driving outfit!
Now, let’s get on with the link-up. I’m hoping I’ll have a few breaks throughout the move when I can come and check out all your posts. It’ll be a great way to de-stress! Thanks for being here, my lovely friends!