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Activities at the holiday rental apartments at Quinta Sao Domingos, in the local village and out and about in central Portugal

Into Spring 2014

by March 22, 2014 » Add the first comment.

Into Spring, at last we have had some warm sunny weather, and been able to do a lot of work in the garden. We have pruned a lot of trees, and the Wisteria, weeded, sprayed weeds, and mowed the lawns. Another day was spent cleaning out the water-tank, and Read more »

Grape-picking in the village

by October 15, 2013 » Add the first comment.
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The weather improved a little and everyone in the village has been out grape-picking. We helped at one of the large vineyards in Silvares, and as usual were rewarded, along with about 50 others, with a large enjoyable lunch. We also helped our neighbours, and eventually got round to picking Read more »

Last years’ wine bottled

by October 2, 2013 » Add the first comment.
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For the last week it feels as though we have had nothing but rain, at times very heavy. It has delayed the grape picking and as of today we are still not sure exactly when we will pick. The good news is that we have bottled last years wine, and Read more »

Grapes ripen and figs are drying

by September 25, 2013 » Add the first comment.
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We’re coming to the end of another long hot summer here. We have spent a lot of time in the swimming pool, and have cultivated lovely tans. The grapes are ripening and will be ready to pick in the next few days. Figs are drying in the sun and the Read more »

How time flies

by November 25, 2012 » Add the first comment.

This year has just flown by! The weather has been unusual in that the first three months of the year had little rain, and lots of sunshine. then there was a little rain, followed by a long hot summer. This winter so far seems to be back to the not Read more »

Solar heating for the pool

by July 18, 2012 » Add the second comment.
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Two more very different months weather-wise, lots of rain and cool.  We have had a few guests, but it is very quiet. I guess the current financial situation is having an effect. After a couple of years coping with just a hose-pipe, we have had a garden irrigation system fitted. Read more »

First guests of the year arrive

by May 1, 2012 » Add the first comment.
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April turned out to be a horrible month weather wise, it has rained nearly every day, and it’s been quite cool. No more work has been done on the clearing of the land at the front of the house, since early in the month. We did spend a week in Read more »

Spring has really sprung

by March 13, 2012 » Add the first comment.
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Still no rain of any consequence! The whole country is in a state of drought, but on the plus side the weather is lovely, warm and sunny. Spring has really sprung, with flowers and blossom appearing everywhere. I have added some pictures of our blossom below. Hugh is back in Read more »