Hurricane Hermine hits Florida, at least 12 people are killed and 40 wounded after twin blasts hit a court in NW Pakistan, and Putin says he doesn't know who hacked the US Democratic Party. Meanwhile in Cabril … everything remains dry and dusty, thirsty for more rain. #lifeinthehillsofportugal #quintadocabril
A Cape Canaveral explosion destroys the SpaceX rocket and Israeli satellite, a Nice court finally suspends the burkini ban, and Canadian PM Trudeau presses China on human rights while signing C$1.2 billion in trade deals. Meanwhile in Cabril … cool mornings signal the end of a long, hot summer. #quintadocabril #lifeinthehillsofportugal
At least 45 people are killed in a Yemen suicide bombing, Columbia's FARC rebels announce a definitive truce, and scientists end a Mars simulation experiment after one year in a solar-powered dome. Meanwhile in Cabril … I'm so happy my husband is back, safe and smiling, out of Africa. #lifeinthehillsofportugal #quintadocabril #senegal2016 #nofilter
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