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March still wet and cool

by March 6, 2014 » Add the first comment.

The rainy days continue, and today we have a very strong wind as well, will Winter ever end? It is now early March and we are hoping for some improvement, this Winter has just gone on and on. The forecast does seem a little more postive with some sunny Read more »

Still raining!

by February 17, 2014 » Add the first comment.

It’s still raining! There have been few if any days this year when it has not rained at all, and some of the rain has been very heavy. It´s obviously no good for root vegetables, but I am told it will not harm the grapes or olives. In fact it Read more »

Stormy January

by February 1, 2014 » Add the first comment.

It´s been a long wet and fairly cold month, with a few nice days. Not the weather we came here for! I think we have spent more time indoors this month than ever before, but having said all that it looks as thought the weather in the U.K. has been Read more »

Another New Year

by January 20, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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My first post for the New Year, how time flies, we have been here over six years now, and it really feels like home. The only thing I don´t like is this horrible weather. Today is is raining, overcast, cool, and foggy, though in fairness we have had a couple 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 »

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 »

How time flies

by November 25, 2012 » Add the first comment.

This year has just flown by! The weather has been unusual in that the first three months of the year had little rain, and lots of sunshine. then there was a little rain, followed by a long hot summer. This winter so far seems to be back to the not Read more »