We have been here now for nearly eleven years, it certainly doesn’t feel that long, it is definitely home. This has been a very varied year, one of our worst for visitors, although for Portugal generally one of the best.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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