|Gatwick airport shops before the news|
So just over a week ago, Tuesday morning and travelling to Gatwick airport in mini cab the news was that our PM (UK) was going to make an announcement.
Checked bags in - Usual waiting around at airport - Cup of coffee and sandwich - gate announced.
At gate TV was on and Theresa May has called an election - how can we can stay away for at least the duration of the campaign?
|Back to the increment-ing £146 26|
My initial thoughts were that this could be good news for the LibDems (they have a clear-ish message on Brexit), Labour (I thought) would be struggling and SNP laughing - the UK would be no more - As the weeks go I will see if I still see it playing out like this.
|The view from our rooms|
So arriving in Portugal and eventually at our destination on the Algarve it's a lovely area and the people at Vale d'Oliveiras were fantastically pleasant (with good language skills too).
|well laid out|
The hotel (if that's what it was) is one of the best we've had in terms of quality, space and standard.
|An organic area too|
Portugal is apparently on of our oldest allies and I reflect again on what Brexit means (here we can see Portugal perspective) - there are many people in the area who rely on tourism and British tourists are I would suggest in the majority - Golf resorts and sailing being particularly popular pursuits for retirees and holidaymakers.
It's always a plus for me to have a bathroom that includes a bath (as this one did) - there were two rooms a modern kitchen and a clever arrangement around connecting bathrooms - along with outside space I can see that this would be a great place to be able to retreat anytime an election is called.
Many developments are now based around a 25% timeshare arrangement as opposed to the old 2 weeks that were around 20+ years ago.
|A flat/hotel apt. that can take 5|