It was a horrific week last week and one of the reasons why I have been so tardy in keeping my Blog updated. On Wednesday the 17th October, day one commenced in the removal of my gigantic Palm tree and I didn’t realise that a two day job would turn into four or that I would become an emotional fuckwit because of it! Despite the fact that the guys from Jardim da Tabua were absolutely brilliant in the execution of the tree, I didn’t handle things very well and spent most of my time hovering around with my camera, crying and swearing in between making them cups of tea and coffee.
By the second day, I was so distraught that I launched into one of my mega depressions and plastered a load of crap all over facebook as I was on my own and in desperate need of some company, or at least someone to talk to as nobody came round in the first three days, not to see me or even be nosy. That fact just made the whole thing worse, until Chris, Mavis and Brian turned up on Saturday lunchtime and I launched myself into their arms sobbing my heart out whining at my loss and how bloody lonely I had become.
A few glasses of wine and a few bottles more later, fixed the problem, albeit temporarily and as the weekend ensued I became a hermit, slowly gathering my thoughts and composure, reminiscing through millions of photos, heavy metal music to just make the experience even more pathetic and several more sad posts on facebook! But I am over it now, and although I am still gutted at losing my tree, which has been a part of my Quinta da Palmeira for 200 years, I am on the mend and back to writing again.
So, in this post will mostly be photos of the progress, before and after. I won’t bore you with any more dialogue from sad git here, so enjoy the pictures!
So, below are some more pictures of the deed being done!