Category: Austria

365: Hands

~Handmaiden~ I think I am pretty well organised.  Well I thought so.  When I left Spain about 20 months ago for Austria, I informed every Spanish government office, including Spanish social services that I was out of there. I thought that the only thing…

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357: To The Vet

~Heck, not the vet !~ Over time, all three of our cats were showing signs which required visits to the vet.  Natascha will explain all in this post in her blog. ~GoPro movies~ A couple of weeks ago we decided that the tiny “GoPro…

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356: Valentine’s Day. Crazy Or What ?

~Private Message~ Hello my darling wife Natascha, Happy Valentine’s Day ! No one reads my posts (they either Like on Reader, or scroll down so fast that their devices smoke).  So this message is just between the two of us …… Nooo !  Don’t…

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355: Electric Fashion

~Free Electricity~ Yippee !! On the arrival in our new Austrian apartment,  the electricity provider estimated a fixed monthly payment for us.  At the end of the year we were notified that we had paid too much,  therefore we can have free electricity for…

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354: Happy Birthday Planet Earth, Snowflake Soldier, Netflix & Cats

~Happy Birthday Planet Earth~ Twitter is becoming the education centre of the “great unwashed”.  Maybe I need to open a Twitter account,  get educated and be really happy. And I thought it was all about the New Year.  Live and learn ! ~Snowflake Soldier~…

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352: Notary & Winter Fuel

~Notary~ A few weeks ago Natascha and I visited the local Austrian Notary to obtain a piece of paper certifying that I was alive and that I am who I am for one of my pension providers.  While there, I wanted him to draw…

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350: Sun & Samantha

~ Solar Update~ Heck, the forecast says that we, in Graz, Austria, are in for a cold, snowy beginning of the week.  But, hey, a little bit of us, well, our names, are toast.  The Parker Solar Probe flew past, really close to the…

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349: More Flood Pics And An Apology

~River Overflowed In Spain~ Toñi sent us more photos of the flooding in my Spanish village during October 2018,  so I thought that I would share them with you.  Got your raincoat on ? ~That Didn’t Work !~ There is a lot going on…

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348: I Don’t Believe It !

~Yes, I Don’t Believe It !~ I obviously underestimated bureaucrazy.  Why ?  I really did think that it was all over, no more government paperwork and then a letter arrived 10 days ago from one of my UK state pensions.  A pension which knew…

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347: Don’t Give Up !

~Update~ Video credit:  Reddit What a year !  One thing I have learned is to not give up, especially when things become difficult, looking hopeless and seems to have no end.  Do you remember the weeks of emotional stress, the €800+  payment that Natascha…

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