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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 »

Forest fires get closer

by September 17, 2013 » Add the first comment.
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Yet another fire close to the Quinta, this is probably the closest we have seen. Although the summer did not start until mid June, it has been consistently hot and dry with virtually no rain. On a recent visit to Aveiro it was apparent that there have been some very Read more »

Long hot summer

by September 3, 2013 » Add the first comment.
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I haven’t been posting much this year. After a really long winter, rain into early June! We have been enjoying a long hot summer, Unfortunately this has caused many forest fires in the area, some of which have been quite close, and one afternoon the smoke was obscuring the sun. Read more »

Looking after guests

by July 30, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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Another month has just flashed by. What have we been doing? Difficult to say in detail, there is always something happening and something to look forward to. I have been looking after the vines, and watering the garden daily. We have both been looking after our guests, changing bed linen 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 »

Preparing for the harvest

by September 7, 2010 » Add the first comment.
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More lovely weather, a little rain overnight, but we need it! Everyone here is getting ready for the grape harvest which will happen late September early October. When we have been out and about during the last week, we have seen the devastation wreaked by the fires. On the way Read more »