Monthly Archives: March 2015

A scurry of clouds

For the last month or so, an ongoing task for Joe has been to strim the terraces on the Mediterranean side that contains our citrus, fruit and nut trees, plus all the other areas of our land not covered by … Continue reading

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Dodging the showers

“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.”  John Ruskin We’ve had our head in the clouds for the last … Continue reading

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Bisphenol A – no thanks!

It’s rare to go out anywhere these days without seeing people clutching their latest must-have accessory, their own personal bottle of water.  This innocuous little item seems to have become part of a daily habit, something that we can’t possibly … Continue reading

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Dicho y hecho

We had been thinking about the idea of building a ‘panic room’ at the gable end of the cabin facing the prevailing wind.  Even though the room would nestle under the verandah and therefore within the footprint of the house itself, we … Continue reading

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Damage limitation luck

As Spring gradually starts to emerge from her grey cocoon, there are a few updates to give you as we continue our existence in this beautiful but challenging environment. Firstly, the Nissan passed its ITV without so much as ‘an … Continue reading

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Storm in a teacup

Whether one can blame the winds we’ve recently experienced on climate change, I can’t really say, but I hope that the last three or four weeks of blustery winds are now firmly behind us. Following yet another night of sleep deprivation, … Continue reading

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