In the Spring of 2006, Tina was training to run in the London marathon. She had done some serious preparations including half marathons, local runs, Richmond Park, and a steady but intense personal training regime every week.

We decided to take a break from the training and the weather, and we chose to spend a week in Portugal at one of our favorite hotels, The Vila Vita Parc in the Algarve.

We also agreed that we would not look at any houses, covet anyone else’s property, or be tempted by anyone calling themselves estate agents.