Time & Tide…

Well that’s my year off complete so I better get back to work and start earning some money…no, no, no I’m not giving up and coming back to good ol’ Blighty…not unless someone drags me kicking and screaming, but I have decided it is…

What a Difference a Year Makes

It has been exactly one year today since we arrived at our little piece of heaven in Bulgaria so I thought I’d do a quick before and after blog to show everything we have done (and still to do) We had the place rewired…

Spring has Sprung…

If you follow my facebook page of the same name you will know that my good friend and neighbour came back from a stay in France…she is the perfect neighbour – we chat over emptying wheelbarrows (she with grass cuttings, me usually with rubble…

Drunk & Disorderly…

Well what has been happening since my last blog? I think you can safely say that whatever it is, it has mostly involved drinking some form of alcohol. It seems that the Bulgarians need no excuse for a party although they seem to dream…

The Chickens are Coming…

As most of you are aware, I’m on a very steep learning curve out here in Bulgaria, trying to master the language, the culture and learn about growing my own food and keeping my own chickens…this along with renovating our small farmhouse and looking…

In the Dog House…

The mysteries of Bulgaria continue to flummox us the deeper we delve…or rather the longer we stay here the more we learn and the more we love it (despite itself)! Why the strange title you may think, well its a long story, but I’ll keep…

New Years Resolutions

Well the new year is here – it tends to do that to us about the same time every year…and every year we resolve to:-   1) Lose Weight 2) Save Money 3) Eat Healthier 4) Give up Smoking 5) Give up Alcohol How…

It’s Christmas…..

Not that you would know it – the sun is shining, the skies are blue and temperatures are around 19-20C … I have to admit it is strange as in October as you know we had about a foot of snow. Christmas here is…

Whinge and Wine Week

No that is not a spelling mistake – it has been one of those moments over here when you just have to keep focused on why you are here in the first place and just how lucky you are to have all that you…

Snow, Barney and Halloween

I returned to being a five year old again this last week as the first snowfall hit our village – we had around 10 inches in total, some areas had more and all they predicted was snow flurries…I’d hate to see it when they…