Category Archives: House & Garden

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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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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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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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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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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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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