Tag Archives: Big House

Additions to the Family

We have known Dolores since before we bought the house in 2010. Our estate agent introduced us to her as an ex-high flying executive from Madrid who had packed it all in for a quiet life in a Galician backwater. … 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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