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Everyday life for British couple Tom and Lynn Hart at their holiday apartments in central Portugal

Mid November 2018

by November 14, 2018 » Add the first comment.
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We have been here now for nearly eleven years, it certainly doesn’t feel that long, it is definitely home. This has been a very varied year, one of our worst for visitors, although for Portugal generally one of the best. It was wet well into June, and then we had Read more »

10th June 2018

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It over two weeks now since we had any good weather, it has rained for most of the day today, and it´s cold. We have had one couple here for two weeks who have endured rain every day, not much of a holiday. This week two more people came on Read more »

June 7th 2018

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This is without doubt the worst year we have had for weather since we came over ten years ago! Today is 18c, overcast, and drizzly, we might just as well be in England. The last week has been exactly the same, and we are fed up with it. Lynn and Read more »

Sun at last

by May 10, 2018 » Add the first comment.
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It’s been a long wet winter, but at long last we are starting to get dry sunny days. One of the striking things here is the dramatic change from day to day. At the moment we are experiencing some days with sunshine and the temperature in the mid 20’s, others Read more »

Rain and More Rain

by April 9, 2018 » Add the first comment.
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It continues to rain almost every day. We have not had much time to do any gardening as everything is soaked. Not only have we had lots of rain, but it is also very cool. It looks as though it will continue to rain off and on for the rest Read more »

Mid March 2018

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After around 18 months of little rain, we are now getting heavy downpours, which have lasted for about a month so far. The forecast shows rain on most days until the end of March. Hopefully this will alleviate the dangers of another drought this summer. Over the last few months Read more »

January 2018

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Another New Year, we are entering our eleventh year here and have no regrets about leaving the U.K. We spent two weeks in the Algarve over Christmas and the New Year, it was a nice break, with sunny warm weather, a little warmer than here at home. Since we have Read more »

December 2017

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This weekend we attended the first of the monthly Indonesian lunches which are held throughout the Winter, between Coja and Arganil. It is the first time that we have driven any distance from home since the fires in October. It was really shocking! From Tondela onwards along the IP3 nearly Read more »