Yes...as the title suggests things are getting a little quiet here in Portugal. I have no customers coming in, just the 'long term' gangs of pensioners who come to stay here 6 weeks - 4 months depending on what takes their fancy. The holidays here in Portugal are very, very cheap and a lot of pensioners come as it is cheaper to have a holiday here then to pay the heating bills in the UK for the winter.
At first I thought this was strange, but the more I think about it, and the more I speak to my long termers it makes perfect sense. Why would you chose to freeze in the UK over winter, when you could come and sit on the beach here for next to nothing?
And to top it all off I have now resorted to organising Bingo games in the hotels to keep the old dears entertained!
P.S This time next week my bel ragazzo will be here!