Val's alentejo blog

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Industry Arts
Location Portugal, Portugal
Introduction I live on my 5 hectare olive farm in the province of Alentejo in southern Portugal . Its farming country. Mainly cattle,sheep, cork, olives and black pig. I thank my youngest son for giving me the courage to start this blog. He also gave me the courage to start painting after so many years, of leaving my porcelain reproduction hobby behind me. I live in the hotest province of Portugal. South of the "Tejo" river. I paint when i can find the time.. tend my flowers and garden-enjoy time with my children and grandchildren. These last few years have been on art workshops. in France and Greece and England.. Have been asked to paint for friends. exhibited in the Algarve. life for me, has so much to offer. there never seems to be enough hours in the day to do what i want. Visits from my friends and family. Fitting in my hobbies. The hours in a day, are all too few.
Interests Art, litarature classics. Painting, oils, and water colours. music sailing gardening
Favorite Movies Out of Africa Gone with the wind many others Billy Elliot lost children of the Empire
Favorite Music I love all music..Opera .jazz, blues, The masters.. the beatles
Favorite Books war and peace Alchemist..Paulo coelho books Nicholas Nickelby. charles dickens(fan) Jane Eire The Bronte's chekov Bronte's Hemingway

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