I have committed the blogging sin of not posting in a timely manner but we have been working to the bone to complete our schedule before we picked up Amalia and slowed down for the Christmas period. We didn’t meet all of our targets but they were ambitious and stymied by a combination of weather, automotive problems… Read More The biggish reveal, the struggle to get there in time, beef and carp !
The pig sty and feed store roof is on! Terry had already removed the old roof and stabilised the structure so yesterday afternoon he called for me to assist him in lifting and fitting the ridge and plates. I got with the program pretty smartish and donned thermals and an impressive numbers of layers before sallying forth into… Read More Pig Sty, making furniture and the weather
In case you haven’t noticed Christmas is coming! There is little difference between the shop displays in Bulgaria than in the UK. Lights, decorations, trees, advent calendars are ubiquitous in the city shops. I was extremely disappointed not to find any traditional Bulgarian decorations. Last year I had seen goats instead of reindeer as ornaments,… Read More Traditions, fires and supermarkets
On Tuesday evening we received a call from our friend David. The lift he’d arranged for his family to the airport had to be cancelled and could we possibly help. Of course we agreed with alacrity. We arranged to pick up Stephan, Helen and Kieran the following morning at 11am for the 3 hour drive to Sofia airport. I… Read More Winter driving, Ikea and porcine preparations