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…

Emotional Times

This is the hardest blog episode I have ever had to write and that is why I have delayed it a little, to give me and my heart time to recover. You see at noon on the 11th October we lost our little man,…

Whirlwind week…

Firstly I must apologise for being tardy in writing this episode – it has been a time of “too much to do – too little time” and seeming to take 3 steps forward and 2 steps back, although I guess that is still progress…

Roller Coaster Ride

This week or so has been a real roller coaster of emotions. First we find this little bedragled dog in our field, who follows us home, he was emaciated, covered in fleas and fur that had matted up into clumps so much he could…

Hi Ho, Hi Ho …it’s off to work we go…

Well I haven’t had time to do the promised before and after collage as yet…it has been all go here as usual. The plumbing for the upstairs bathroom and toilet is now in place, tested and I’m pleased to announce we have no leaks….