Tag Archives: Pontenova

Local Eccentricities

You may have thought that two forty-somethings giving up well paid careers, selling a perfectly nice house, trading in our fast cars for a battered twelve year old estate car, and decamping to a Galician backwater, would make us the … Continue reading

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Liñeiras Amanda – Super Sub

Our house is part of a small hamlet of eight disparate houses, in a small village of twenty-two properties, in a small town of eleven parishes, and with a constantly diminishing population of just 2,330 people (down from 4,841 in 1970). … Continue reading

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Any Excuse for a Party

The Spanish will throw a party to talk about organising parties. Personally I think that as a nation it is one of their most endearing qualities, indicative of their all-embracing sociable nature. Spain has almost double the amount of bank holidays that we get … Continue reading

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England 0 – España 2

There were two main reasons why we booked a week in Galicia in late April/early May; to be there while the kitchen was fitted; and, to be there while the internal doors were hung. These were the two remaining major … Continue reading

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Fishy fiesta

There is considerable excitement in our household. We’ve booked a week at the house in late April, primarily to be there when the kitchen is fitted, but also to do some work on the area immediately around the house, to … Continue reading

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