Author Archives: Ian

House Update

The final sign off documents are now with the council, including all the required papers for the house and the pool, I am lead to understand that all that’s needed now is a single signature from the builder and everything … Continue reading

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2017

Finally, better later than never, welcome to 2017. Apologises for the lack of postings recently, I guess there are two main reasons, firstly it’s the winter and therefore there is a lot less activity to talk about, and secondly we … Continue reading

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Tractor – October 2016

Information gathering and investigations has been the flavour of October, we have spent a number of hours on the internet and watching YouTube researching and learning about 3 point mounting systems, age is measured by hours and not miles/kilometres, etc. … Continue reading

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The Farm – October 2016

We should be starting to think about harvesting the olives now, but unfortunately this year once again we are not going to be able to harvest. Work commitments just will not allow. We have tried a number of alternatives to … Continue reading

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House & Garden – October 2016

As mentioned in the last blog we had damaged the Main Gate in the summer and I can confirm that the repair has been done well on the side we damaged. However, whilst the repair on the other post was … Continue reading

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The Old Hut – Gone

Well this is hopefully the last entry against “The Old Hut” our visit has confirmed that it has in fact gone. The rubble has been used to build up the bank along part of the stream, which should help to … Continue reading

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The Old Hut – Going, Going, GONE

We were hoping that September would see the demolition of the old hut, but in true Portuguese style it didn’t happen. I am sure many of you that read this blog and therefore have an interest in the Portuguese life … Continue reading

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House & Garden – The Main Gate

During our stay in August we managed to break the electric gate openers on the main gate. The problem was that a car had caught the centre stop of the gates and bent the fixing screws, which when we tried … Continue reading

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House & Garden – Borehole

At long last we have managed to get the Borehole covered, a good neat job I think.  

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The Farm – September 2016

We needed to get to a base point before we can start to develop the farm in a way that we can maintain and use it in a way that suites our way of living. We think we are nearly … Continue reading

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