Most of my days here have been spent on morning adventures with my mum, further exploring the downton area of Rio and also our own neighbourhood in a little more depth. The afternoons are usually spent with me snoozing on the sofa or working my way through the books that have been stacking up in my Kindle. It's things that I barely make time for when I'm in the UK. I couldn't tell you a book that I've read start to finish in the last three months, so having that time here to do that guilt free feels amazing.
My favourite spot in the house is the sofa which is right by the floor to ceiling high windows, it's perfect for people watching and better than television. I've only had my laptop on to edit these photos, other than that my Netflix account has basically remain untouched.
Rather unexpectedly during my stay it's not even so much the specific adventures we go on that are the most fun. It's the 'routine' and normal things that are often the most fun.
Mum had built herself a nice little routine in Rio and so Friday's are always market day. The stall holders amuse us by telling us we're sisters, giving us a freebie flower and pushing the tastiest fruit samples towards us. I still haven't tasted better strawberries and the avocados here are the size of a small baby's head rather than the small fist sized ones we have in the UK.
I've found myself not wearing make up and not stressing about how I look or how my body looks in all the summer clothes I brought with me. If there's anything I've learnt from all my time in Brazil so far it's that life is for the living and for enjoying.