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,
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
Still no rain of any consequence. The fires last month have left huge areas of black land and scorched trees, many people have been made homeless, and there were many deaths. We are told that many people in the village
The new houses opposite continue to develop. The nearest one has now had lorry loads of earth spread around it. I am hoping that heavy rain will not spread it all down our drive!
We returned home recently after a two week holiday, to find that there had still been little or no rain. On the Sunday after our return, there were a number of fires visible on the horizon, and it was very
After a long dry Winter, we have had a long hot Summer! The dry hot weather has been with us for months and there is a severe drought. For the first time since we came ten years ago, the stream
It´s already summer here, long, warm, sunny days. The dry spell continues with very little rain this year. I imagine we will have a lot of forest fires due to this dry weather. What little rain we have had seems
At this time of year we are beginning to think about guests arriving, so there is quite a lot of work to do. All the garden at the rear of the house must be pruned and weeded. We have been