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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 »

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 »

Garden begins to bloom

by April 7, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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Quinta from 2nd level Garden 2nd level The time just flies by. I took a few pictures in the garden this morning, everything is very green at the moment, and the temperature reached 30C this afternoon.