Our latest entry is from Shirley Ledlie and I hope that you enjoy it as much as I have.
The Portuguese Plate
We drove speedily down the motorway, in Portugal, eager to reach our destination in the beautiful Algarve.
We collect decorative plates from the countries we visit, so when I spotted some in the petrol station I pointed them out to my husband.
“How much is the one you like?” He asked.
“13 Euros, not bad eh?” Or so I thought.
“Oh, don’t bother, we can find a cheaper one when we’re there.”
Of course we didn’t, and ended up buying one from a petrol station on the way back home…At the cost of 18 euros!
Shirley lives in SW France, enjoying her family and many interests. She is a former columnist for the ‘Bella’ magazine in the UK. For the last ten years, she has been an advocate for patients’ rights in particular ‘informed consent’. Having had many articles written about her story she decided to write a memoir ‘Naked in the Wind- chemo, hairloss and Deceit’. Since then she has written two travelogues ‘The Unexpected Pilgrim’ and ‘Mischief in Manhattan’ and has two more books on the go. Yoga and gardening feature heavily in her daily life.