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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 »

At last, no more power cuts

by March 31, 2010 » Add the first comment.

The electricity company upgraded our supply yesterday, so for the first time in a couple of months we have not suffered constant power cuts. We now only need the TV installation to be completed and hope this will be done in the next week or so. We have started to Read more »

Work almost finished

by February 12, 2010 » Add the second comment.
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After a very long wait we thought that this week we would at long last have our central heating and hot water. However we now find that the electricity supply is not adequate to run the heat pump. The heating company say that they told the electrician the details of Read more »

And the work goes on

by January 25, 2010 » Add the second comment.
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A view of the Quinta and Adega For the first time in a couple of months we have begun to see the sun again, although we are getting cold nights. We have had the plumbers here and now all the bathrooms, shower rooms, and kitchens are connected, and the accessories are Read more »

Two years and work still continues

by December 29, 2009 » Add the first comment.
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We have been here for a little over two years now and really love being here. The Portuguese people have been so nice to us, the area around here is beautiful, and most of the year is warm and sunny. We are still waiting to move into our apartment as Read more »

Things moving at last!

by November 30, 2009 » Add the first comment.

Well things are moving at last! The granite paving around the side and rear of the Quinta is finished. The paving in the central couryard is partly done, and the paving at the front of the Quinta and behind the Adega is layed but not yet cemented. The walling around Read more »

Delays and more delays

by November 14, 2009 » Add the first comment.

It’s been a month or more since I last wrote, progress since then has been slow. There is still quite a lot to do. We are waiting for the carpenters to finish our apartment, we need a door to my bathroom, and a small amount of skirting. When this is Read more »

Progress still slow

by October 8, 2009 » Add the first comment.
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Progress on the development now seems to be slow, although there are people here working most days. Much of the work now is detail and it is more difficult to see the progress. The carpenters have now installed most of the doors and windows in the Quinta, but still have Read more »

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