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what can i say

about 9 mins in you will see what was our house, the whole film is upsetting, but particularly for us…… http://www.tvi24.iol.pt/videos/sociedade/jose-alberto-carvalho-faz-relato-pessoal-da-devastacao-causada-pelo-fogo/59f62c020cf2d0f9b7f4d563 Advertisements

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this is my story

This is just my story. Two weeks ago we had the second once in a life time fire, to occur here this year. The fire ravaged an area 6,000 hectares, (a fifth of the size of the fires in California) … Continue reading

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cherries, lemons and other stuff

we have been blessed with the biggest cherry tree in the world, it was one of the only fruit trees that came with the farm, it’s quite old…….it’s also protected by the house now so despite very late frosts which … Continue reading

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cherries

it’s been a fantastic year for cherries here, the big tree next to the house doesn’t seem to have suffered for having half it’s roots severed by the foundations going in, some if it is a bit tricky to pick … Continue reading

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bye bye baby

some of you may remember a rather sentimental post about my car :¬†https://ourlifehandmade.wordpress.com/2012/12/24/my-lovely-valentine/ well, despite my best efforts to keep her, I am having to let her go. It’s not good for an old car to sit in storage forever, … Continue reading

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