Category Archives: House Renovation

An Inconvenient Phone Call

Amanda and I returned to Spain on Sunday afternoon after a first joint trip to England in over two years. We’d been for a special meal, dinner suit and posh frock, held in honour of one of my old mates … Continue reading

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Single Handedly Ending The Spanish ‘Crisis’

We’d planned to go to the stone masons near Mondoñedo on several occasions and on one occasion had even got part way there before turning back. We were interested in a couple of things; an old stone trough to go … Continue reading

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Fools Gold

Since the day we first bought the house we’ve been told, nay assured, that it contained a small fortune in buried treasure. The onset of the recent works means that the local gossip has reached fever pitch with neighbours we’ve … Continue reading

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Ankle Deep in Sand

Tomorrow, the 17th May, is a local holiday, the Galician Day of Letters. With a Tuesday being a day off, there is obviously no point in working on a Monday, so we got a text from the builder last night … Continue reading

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After 301 Years

After the terrible start to the Spring, with daily downpours, strong winds and un-Galician temperatures the day finally came for us to plant our potatoes. The lunar vegetable calendar, which is probably as accurate as the Daily Mail horoscopes, said … Continue reading

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