Back to reality for me and we’ve made it to Sines. A small city on the coast of Portugal known for its large fishing ports, oil refineries and the home of Vasco Da Gama (Portugal’s legendary explorer) begins a new adventure.

Welcome to the world of being a housewife? Trophy wife? I’m going to say I’m both because there’s no limits to my imagination at this point, lol. So if you haven’t guessed already things have no plan when it comes to traveling with me. I’m one to go wherever the wind takes me, and on this occasion it’s brought me to a beautiful little apartment with no electricity…

Surviving in the dark…

Yes I said no electricity! Turns out our last tenant conveniently decided to cancel contracts with our electricity provider and forgot to tell us. Sounds like something Fab would do to be honest, lol. But no worries it’s definitely made it on the list of memorable experiences. Lovely warm bucket baths and candlelight dinners, lantern walks around the apartment and cooking under a camping light — we’re experiencing life the old fashioned way for sure.

The question though on most minds are “how did we cope without tech?”

Answer… we didn’t. Thanks to a husband whose work revolves around tech, endless supplies of battery packs and an amazing aunt helped us make it through a week already. For now though, I think I should take full advantage of the romantic dinners out and early nights in bed… Romantic much?

Not all bad though…

Waking up with the glowing sun and an ocean view out your bedroom window means that getting up in the morning isn’t a chore for most, myself included. And exploring new places, most definitely not! One place you absolutely have to visit if you’re ever in the area is Porto Covo. It’s another stop along the coast of Portugal, with beautiful picturesque views and a calming atmosphere.

Relaxing and tranquil are the words that come to mind; a perfect setting after a long hard day at work or the place to be at peace with yourself. In my case enjoy the light before the darkness kicks in!

Delicious ice creams and family run cafes are at your fingertips here but in true Portuguese style, prepare for packed lunches as siestas aren’t only for Spain.

Housewife lifestyle…

With lights out early and no electricity, chores have been replaced with self entertainment and nap time. May sound like fun but having nothing to do can sure take its toll. Think I’m crazy? I’m not. The urge is real for some quality tea breaks after a long hard day of shopping and chores.

Yes mum, I said it. Bring on the chores list please! That said, let’s see if the feelings the same when the power is back… Seriously though, drinking tea just doesn’t feel the same…

Adapting to the housewife routine hasn’t really happened this week but bring on a glass of wine, a fluffy blanket and a good read and I’m your ultimate trophy wife!