Category Archives: The House in Liñeiras

When Tomorrow Comes

While the literal translation of manaña is ‘morning’, it is often used to mean ‘tomorrow’ as in ‘manaña por la manaña’ (tomorrow morning), which is confusing in itself. Outside Spain it is widely used as a derogatory term, somewhat unfairly … Continue reading

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When is a Door not a Door?

The crazy idea of making a table from the door entered my mind and despite mentally erecting a number of insurmountable barriers to the success of the project I decided to give it a go and wrestled the door from its resting place of five years and into my workshop. Continue reading

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Water Cheats

I think I’ve mentioned this before, the whole village shares a single water deposit, a nearby five by five by two concrete cube which holds 50,000 litres and is spring fed from five kilometres away up in the pristine hills. For much of the year this runs fine, the deposit remains full, excess water constantly running out of the small overflow, and down the hillside. Continue reading

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We’ve Got Cows

If there is one undeniable, relentless, certainty about Galician life, it is that the grass will never stop growing. Sure, it slows down a little in the heat of the summer, and the occasional cold snap in the winter may … Continue reading

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136 Square Metres of Chestnut

Have you ever wondered, as I once did, what one hundred and thirty-six square metres of tongue and groove chestnut looks like? Well, wonder no longer. 136 square metres of pristine chestnut After extensive research we identified a commercial wood … Continue reading

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