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February 2018

Swimming pool heating has now been commissioned and we have received training from the company that installed it. The new summer pool cover and its spool have been delivered and stored away. It’s still a bit early in the year … Continue reading

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Swimming Pool Heating – Update

Quick update. Looks like the heat pump for the heating of the swimming pool has been placed and installation is well under way. Still some finishing work and commissioning to do, but looks like we may have heating for this … Continue reading

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Welcome to 2018

A Warm Welcome to 2018 Welcoming in the New Year was a bit of a wet affair this year. We did however get one really nice day when we were able to do some pruning on the vines and cleaning … Continue reading

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Pool Heating Update

So, decision made. Cover decision made. Negotiations complete. Deposit paid. Installation time scale agreed, (hopefully). We will have heating. More updates to follow.

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Swimming Pool – To heat or not to heat.

We had a swimming pool constructed a couple of years ago and at the time decided not to include heating as wanted to see how it would work without, after all we were in Portugal and it’s a lot warmer … Continue reading

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Gate Update

Quick update the gates have been repaired. Everything looks good, except no centre bolt has been added will have to follow that up.

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News from Casa Neroli

Well it’s been a while since we posted anything, so thought it was about time we updated the blog with how things are at Casa Neroli.   There is very little construction or major improvement work going on these days, … Continue reading

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House Completion

Well finally at the end of May we got our official completion certificate from the Council, which means we now officially have a house. The upside is that everything is now legal, including the swimming pool that we added.  The … Continue reading

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Farm & Garden – March 2017

Wow, we are off to an excellent start to the month/year, Snr Proenca has been at our place at the end of last week and the start of this and from the pictures I have seen is doing an amazing … Continue reading

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Tractor Update

Nothing brought yet, but we now have a good indication of the size and accessories we need and how much it is likely to cost. The reason for delaying is we have to ensure that it will fit ok in … Continue reading

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