Tag Archives: Horno

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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My New Favourite Builder

I’ve got a new favourite builder. After everyone else has left site he is still here, working solo, and trying to set the world record for the largest free standing stone built chimney. He wears a floppy hat by morning … Continue reading

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Out With The Old, and In With The New (Old)

We must be paying our builder Facundo too much, either that or he’s won the lottery without telling us, or perhaps someone else is paying him too much (but I doubt it). I know this because after four years of … Continue reading

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One mission accomplished, just in time

With the forecast predicting the weather to break (and rain to start) at five o’clock this afternoon I had decided that today was the day that I would finish clearing the horno/bodega. I still had about a ton of rubble, … Continue reading

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I’ve watched my last ‘Time Team’

I’ve always loved ‘Time Team’ with the enthusiastic Tony Robinson, the sceptical Professor Aston, the argumentative romantic Phil Harding, and the upper class toff Guy de la Bédoyère (which has to be a name he either bought, or made up … Continue reading

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