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The little house that Amanda and Paul built

As we unloaded box after box from Hercules it became ever more apparent that in moving from an English three-bedroomed semi-detached, to a one-bedroomed, mostly open-plan, barn conversion, we’d simply got far too much stuff. We no longer had a … Continue reading

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Natures Hamper Overflows

Despite cutting it extremely fine, on Tuesday I managed to get Chris on his plane back from Asturias Airport to Stansted. Left to my own devices I had just over a week to ‘potter’, do jobs, put up shelves, clean, find homes for possessions, and … Continue reading

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House Clearance, Liñeiras Style

It’s just a week since we returned from a week-long working visit to the house, and already it seems like an age ago. We switched to Spanish time, where one normal hour passes in around twenty minutes, as soon as we … Continue reading

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The Cost of Carpentry

One thing that seems very expensive in Spain, and I’ve probably mentioned this before, is carpentry. Given that about ninety percent of Galicia is covered in trees, and that the raw materials have always been surprisingly cheap, I can only … Continue reading

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Learning About Leccy

I’ve learned more about electrics and cabling over the last weekend than I have in the last forty years. My crash course started early on Saturday morning when the need for toast blew the barns power supply. At the time we were … Continue reading

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