Tag Archives: Horno

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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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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