Category: Village life

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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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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323: Stag Night On My Doorstep

~Stag Night~ This is what a man looks like when he realises that he is getting married in two weeks time. GULP ! ~The Friends~ Last Friday at very short notice,  really short notice,  friends of Jim met up in a local Spanish bar…

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321: Karma At Her Best

This post is the latest on my New Neighbours (NewN) and how I had some payback with the help of Karma. Please enjoy this very highbrow song which is relevant to what is coming. ~A Quick Recap For My New Readers~ Eastern European NewNs…

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318: Tar Wars

Cue music ! Star Wars theme by John Williams   ~Episode DIM:  The Farce Awakens~ In a Spanish mountain village far, far away Hands Solo (very entertaining for him) and his lazy, good-for-nothing furry side-kicks …. …. were invaded by the Park Side.  …

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Laziness & Craziness

~Laziness~ I was in the process of setting up the photos for another post when I had to break off and tell you this. When the local Spanish town hall was asked why the illegal yellow lines in the street painted by my new…

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Karma & My Cats Greatest Sayings

~Karma~ And so it goes on !  The soap opera of my new neighbours (NewN)  has escalated ! The builder friend of theirs (who we suspect knifed Pedro’s car tyres) is the only one who parks his car on the illegal yellow lines he…

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Update: Snow, Completion & Mad New Neighbour

~Snow~ It snowed overnight in my Spanish mountain village for one day this winter.  All gone in a day.  18degC today. ~Completion~ So you want to buy or sell a house in Spain ?  During the legal process expect a curve ball, something that…

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New Neighbours

~New Neighbours~ It all started over parking ! Funny,  but what occurred between my neighbours is serious and ongoing. To set the scene,  the building I live in is in two halves.  One side is a 3 storey single property and my side is…

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Good, Goodbye, By The Way !

~Good~ As it’s a New Year, I think you cats should change your ways so that our readers can see that you are being good, kind and helpful to me.  Make me proud, cats ! Awww !  Really ?  You guys are really sweet…

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