Author Archives: Ian

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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Farm & Garden Update

The Farm and Garden, so far have fared well during the winter, but now we are entering February, probably the wettest and windiest month of any year and all indications are this year is not going to be an easy … Continue reading

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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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