Category Archives: The House in Liñeiras

I’ll go to the foot of our stairs

‘I’ll go to the foot of our stairs’, literally. After almost three hundred years of existence, it is now finally possible to ascend and descend inside the barn, using a beautiful new staircase installed by our favourite carpenters from La Roda. … Continue reading

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Forty-four frantic hours on the horizon

I’m feeling quite pleased with myself. To avoid three kitchen related visits, we asked our friends Kay & Stephen whether they would be good enough to meet the kitchen fitter when he made his ‘mandatory’ visit to measure-up. They agreed … Continue reading

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Back ‘In Country’

I am back ‘in country’ and it is an absolute delight. At tea-time last night it was twenty-five degrees and today is definitely t-shirt weather. The ‘tyre punctured’ message on the dashboard on the A42 to Birmingham on my way … Continue reading

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The journey begins

I think that I might have gone too far this time. At 12:45 I was up to my elbows in coolant as I tried to change a split hose on the landrover before my intended 13:00 departure. I can’t believe … Continue reading

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Occasional en-suite shower rooms

As you’ll know from reading these pages our pressing priority is to appoint a builder and execute the Obras Menores (minor works) license that we were granted back in April 2011 (and which theoretically has to be started within six months). Shhh! … Continue reading

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