but with my niece's wedding and family time I ended up having no free time to meet with them, so I posted her a gift before leaving Portugal.
Paula later sent me a cross-stitch bookmark with my name.
I wasn't expecting anything and enjoyed the surprise.
Just a few weeks ago I arrived home and found a small parcel in my post box and it was a beautiful blue scarf Paula had bought me on a recent visit to Paris.
I love blue and also because my work uniform is navy I've been wearing this scarf quite often specially during our early winter mornings.
Thanks again Paula and Rui.
Hopefully on my next visit to Portugal we'll meet up.