In a couple of hours we embark on what we hope will be a new life in Portugal. The sky is blue and the sun is shining here, which must be a good omen. It’s a good thing we don’t believe in bad omens – the seas are described as ‘moderate to rough’ for our 24 hour ferry crossing and it is raining in central Portugal at the moment.
We’ve stocked up on snacks, DVDs and sea-sickness tablets for the journey and the car is packed to the rafters with stuff.
We’re ready – wish us luck!