It was only around lunch time that I knew about it though. I know, how un-Portuguese of me! 

What happened was that as I was leaving the house this morning I found out that Candy, the missing cat, had somehow found her way to my doorstep and was right there, looking at me. So I ran back home as soon as I could and managed to reunite Candy with her human. A bit of a long story, that may have involved a few tears. Although not mine, of course. 

But what is "Dia de Espiga", anyway? What are the Portuguese up to now? Did someone win another championship? Well, read on, my friends: