More than sixty people are hurt in a train crash in southern France, wildfires near Los Angeles force 80,000 people to evacuate, and tens of thousands of prisoners are freed in Turkey as part of a penal reform. Meanwhile in Cabril … I took the good advice of Mrs. B and made peach chutney. #quintadocabril #lifeinthehillsofportugal
Turkey raids private businesses in the continued post-coup crackdown, Washington transfers fifteen Guantanamo prisoners to UAE, and UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon calls for his replacement to be a woman. Meanwhile in Cabril … I'm grateful for cooler weather and a reprieve from festa season and pimba music. #quintadocabril #lifeinthehillsofportugal #queenanneslace
At least ten school children are killed in an air strike in Yemen, violence erupts in Milwaukee following a fatal police shooting, six people are injured in an attack on a Swiss train, and Cuba's Fidel Castro turns 90. Meanwhile in Cabril … the best thing about August is sun dried tomatoes. #lifeinthehillsofportugal #quintadocabril
Russia accuses the Ukraine of Crimea incursions, Portugal and France continue to battle raging wildfires, three people are killed in a suspected chemical attack in rebel-held Aleppo, and Canada's RCMP shoots dead the suspect of a suicide bomb plot near Toronto.
Meanwhile in the Serra da Estrela … the skies are finally clearing after days of smoke from nearby forest fires. #throwbackthursday #lifeinthehillsofportugal #serradaestrela
Mudslides and flooding in Mexico kill forty people, Nagasaki marks the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombing, and the battle for Aleppo intensifies as rebels and regime troops deploy thousands of reinforcements. Meanwhile in Cabril … we are thankful for good friends and dark chocolate that doesn't melt in this heat. #quintadocabril #lifeinthehillsofportugal #chocolateamatllerbarcelona #chocolateamatller
In Central Portugal *everything* shuts down for August. You'll find everyone here … #pastels3_nio #nothingisordinary #nothingisordinary_ #nofilter
At least 53 people are killed in a suicide bombing targeting lawyers gathered at a Pakistan hospital, Japan's Emperor Akihito hints at his wish to abdicate, a system-wide computer failure grounds Delta flights worldwide, and Turkey's President Erdogan announces his willingness to reinstate the death penalty.
Meanwhile in Cabril … nothing survives for long in this heat. #quintadocabril #lifeinthehillsofportugal #wearemelting #nofilter
A fire started by birthday cake candles kills thirteen people in northern France, Indonesian police arrest six people suspected of plotting a 'rocket attack' on Singapore, and the FDA approves a Zika-fighting genetically modified mosquito for trial.
Meanwhile in Cabril … we have way too many peaches this year. #lifeinthehillsofportugal #quintadocabril
Gunmen kill twelve people in a busy market in northeast India, passengers and crew of a Pakistani helicopter are feared captured by the Taliban, and Rio gets ready for the Olympic Opening Ceremony.
Meanwhile in Cabril … the #jasmine outside our bedroom just keeps growing. #quintadocabril #lifeinthehillsofportugal
Firefighters continue to battle a major wildfire in California, protests follow the Olympic torch parade in Brazil, and a convoy of foreign tourists is attacked in Afghanistan.
Meanwhile in Cabril … summer means watermelon.#quintadocabril #lifeinthehillsofportugal