It is only small at around 3 inches in width and 3.5 inches in height, but each time the Christmas paraphenalia comes down from the loft this one item brings back memories of Evora in the Alentejo region of Portugal.
It’s very simple, a little bit quirky and we liked it the minute we saw it. There were many nativity sets in the shop with individual figures that were amazing, but we struggled to justify spending that amount of money on something which comes out of a box just once a year and that might easily get damaged on the flight home. So this little piece it is, each year it gets unwrapped from its box, a present that is delivered every year and reminds us of that Portuguese holiday taken in 2009.
As it only comes out once a year it really does feel like the annual present from Evora, Portugal