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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

Sunbathing in February

by February 24, 2012 » Add the second comment.
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Another month has passed with no rain and gloriously sunny days. It has been cold with frost most nights, but now the temperatures are beginning to rise, Spring is here. We had seven visitors from Holland for five nights, and they spent the afternoons sunbathing! This year of accidents seems Read more »

Take care chopping firewood

by February 2, 2012 » Add the first comment.

Following on from the last post, about three weeks ago the lady from the village who helps with our cleaning, was helping her husband chop fire-wood. Somehow he managed to chop off the little finger on her left hand, they had to wait about half an hour for the ambulance, Read more »

An eventful start to 2012

by January 14, 2012 » Add the first comment.
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A lot has happened since a very pleasant Christmas spent with Hugh & Jane in Parada da Gonta. The weather although cold at night has in the main been sunny and warm during the day. I have been out in the garden pruning trees, and one day I heard Emilia Read more »

Harvesting olives, bottling wine

by December 5, 2011 » Add the first comment.

Winter is here again.  Today is overcast, misty,drizzly, and cold!  However to date although we have had some very wet days during November, the weather has also been sunny and warm for some of the time. We have been doing some work in the garden, visiting friends and generally enjoying Read more »


by October 23, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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The weather has continued warm and dry to this point, although we are expecting a few days of rain starting tomorrow. At least I will be able to stop watering the garden. We have had a steady stream of visitors through September and into October, the last two weeks have Read more »

Wine bottling

by September 10, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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A steady stream of guests, and largely good weather. However last week-end was wet, and today is cool and cloudy, not normal! We helped our friends bottle 2500 bottles of wine, and visited Belmonte. There was a castle and some museums, the town contains the largest Jewish settlement in Portugal. Read more »

The sights of Viseu

by August 20, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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We have had my brother and his family staying for nine days, during that time we visited a number of different places,  and had loads of pool time. We spend a day seeing the sites in Viseu, a morning at the market, and an evening at the 40 day fair. Read more »

Viseu carnival

by July 2, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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June was a busy month, a steady stream of guests, a forest fire, and the Viseu carnival. The weather has been great throughout the month and we have been enjoying the pool. The fire started about half a mile away one afternoon, and before long the helicopter came over, it Read more »