Monthly Archives: June 2013

A strange love of tractors

I have an almost inexplicable fondness of tractors, and Galicia is full of tractors, it’s easy to have your head turned when driving. In the book ‘Everything but the Squeal’ by John Barlow, he mentions that; ‘Like Mexicans can’t make … Continue reading

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And on the fourth day…

The kitchen was finally fitted on the fourth day, the fitter was not joking when he said that two days wouldn’t be enough to fit eight metres in length, although I did unpack and push the fridge-freezer into position myself saving … Continue reading

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When people ask why?

When we first tell people of 0ur plans for the house in Galicia we are greeted with two dichotomous responses. One set of people are filled with excitement, on our behalf, wishing us well and showing a genuine interest in … Continue reading

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England 2 – España 2

I’ve levelled the score and now we’re drawing on aggregate. The carpenter arrived fifteen minutes ahead of schedule on Monday and installed the internal doors. 2-1. I’m sitting on the balcony with a cup of coffee made in my newly … Continue reading

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