In Aljezur they had a six year old and eight year old showing them how to surf, in Evora it was a (female) major in the Portuguese army teaching them to plaster walls, use a pneumatic drill, care for horses and gut fish.
In Oria their Tutors were of a similar age and helped them to complete their Spanish assessments. They also took them to the local recreation ground where they participated in epic football matches, with other Spanish children in the village, which only came to an end when the sun went down.
They seamlessly joined this family of six, doting over the youngest member, Maggie and behaving like siblings with the other three children. By the time we left the kids were inseparable and earlier today they were chatting to each other over Whatsapp.