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Record of the development of the holiday apartments in central Portugal as a blog by British owner Ton Hart

Home again!

by May 17, 2014 » Add the first comment.

We have just returned from a three week cruise of the Caribbean, Atlantic, Cape Verde and Tenerife, which we really enjoyed. Apparently it rained for the first week we were away, and since then has been variable but generally warmer, about time! Our neighbours are out today planting their potatoes, Read more »

New view from the Quinta

by December 15, 2013 » Add the first comment.
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The weather continues to be sunny and warm in the sun during the day, and cold and frosty at night, and still no rain. The work outside the quinta is now complete, and the view from Quinta Sao Domingos is now much improved. In the future the view from our Read more »

Burning the spoil

by November 25, 2013 » Add the first comment.
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For the last week or so the weather has been dominated by an extremely cold strong wind, but the skies have been a cloudless dark blue. Work has continued on the land at the front of the quinta. At long last the spoil has been burnt, and some pipework has Read more »

Change is coming

by November 16, 2013 » Add the first comment.

A little less rain during the last week or so, some lovely sunny days, but change is coming, we are forecast freezing temperatures over-night and maybe even a little snow next week. Since the rain started we have been reminded of the leaks which became evident during last years wet Read more »

Work on the terraces

by November 2, 2013 » Add the first comment.

Winter is arriving, much cooler, and bouts of rain, but so far we are at least getting some sun shine between rain. This week we have had three men working on the terraces opposite, clearing the three years of growth since they were last cleaned up. It is looking very Read more »

Awaiting first guests

by May 10, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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The weather has been a little cool for the last few days but very pleasant. Today the sun is out and it is already getting warm, and the forecast is in the high 20’sC. We are eagerly awaiting our first guests this year who arrive on the 19th May. From Read more »

Oranges and lemons

by January 23, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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The weather has been quite changeable of late, we have had a lot of rain interspersed with warm sunny days. The last few days have been clear and sunny but with a freezing cold easterly wind. We have managed to get quite a lot of work done in the garden, but there is Read more »

Preparing apartments for rental

by June 18, 2010 » Add the first comment.
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The last few weeks have been absolutely glorious, warm and sunny and no rain. We have spent the time working in the garden and adding small details such as pictures to the apartments. Our neighbours have been renovating their two barns, and they now look really nice. Judging by Read more »