Terry has the finishing touches, construction wise, on the downstairs bathroom. The tiles we chose have turned out better than we had hoped. In our usual thrifty way we chose very well priced tiles for the majority of the tiling work on the walls then bought some end of line and super expensive but muchly reduced… Read More Bathroom 2, puppies, pigs and building stuff
Two days ago I drove to Levski and marvelled at the efficiency of nature and the degree of the thaw. The fields resemble nothing more than a melting Viennetta ice-cream cake. The chocolate brown of the earth rippled through the melting snow and tiny flecks of debris layered the surface like a sprinkling of stracciatella. The next… Read More From Viennetta to fluffy marshmallow, attaining residency and Braxton Hicks
The big melt is on! Parts of the soil are showing through. The snow is melting from the roofs at a rate of knots and their continuos dripping onto the solid ice of the walkways has produced some lovely indentations. Spring feels very much on it’s way. Terry broke out the industrial spade and began… Read More The thaw, building work and up coming visits
I wouldn’t be British if I didn’t mention the weather. Checking the forecast has become an annoying tic. The landscape is still white and in places there are collected snow piles of over 2 metres. The village roads are getting better; if you enjoy navigating a 2.5 tonne killing machine across what can only be described… Read More The bathroom, pregnancy solicitude, Maud and Residency
I am not going to bore you good readers with a tome on the snow. It seems to have stopped snowing, it hasn’t melted and it’s below freezing even during the day. The S word I am referring to is Stats. When I first began the blog not everyone was aware that we were planning to… Read More The S word, readers and Baba Den celebrations
The melt has begun as temperature soared to 7 above freezing. The power of nature is astounding. The winter wonderland of yesterday is fast becoming a stain bespattered landscape. The adobe mud is reaching up from it’s frozen crust and is milling with the fast disintegrating snow. The path to the pigs has machiavellian crimson… Read More Slush puppy living, the garden and evolutionary design
We are now our 3rd day into go slow mode and cabin fever is as omnipresent as the oxygen we’re breathing. However there seems to be a misalignment between our physical and mental functionality. We lie, intermingled with the dogs and cat on the sofa and eye each other expectantly. Occasionally one of us will… Read More Machinations driven by lethargy, torpor and cabin fever!