We’ve been here in Navarra for a month now, and Casa Los Fueros is already referred to as ‘home’ – with only the slightest of hesitation. The hire car – a Seat Leon – we picked up on our way here, at Bilbao airport, has been handed back (with scraped rear bumper) at Pamplona (in Europe, 31 days is the maximum duration for car rental), and a Seat Arona collected for the second month.
A good point to take stock – photographically.
Benbecula – Flight to Glasgow
Edinburgh Airport – Control Tower
Daughter Catherine and Grandson Enaut
San Martin de Unx
Rio Salazar – Foz de Arbeyún
San Martin de Unx – Boyeral
Santa Crix, Roman settlement – near Eslava
Casa Los Fueros – DIY fit-out of wardrobe
Sierra de Guerinda – Molino de Olletta
Casa Los Fueros – DIY installation of external light
San Martin de Unx – Calle San Salvador
San Martin de Unx – Jonathan in the Boyeral
Casa Los Fueros – The first frost, and snow on the mountains
Casa Los Fueros – Our terrace garden starts thus
Wild-grown figs – so juicy and tasty!
Wild-grown grapes – astonishing flavour
Casa Los Fueros – view towards Ujué
Bardenas Reales – Acequia de Navarra
Bardenas Reales – Autumn Crocus
Bardenas Reales – Camino signpost, Embalse Ferial
Bardenas Reales – El Castillo de Tierra
Above Arnadillo, La Rioja
Arnadillo, La Rioja – House sales have hit rock bottom
We’ve been making important changes to The Big Garden & Croft and our other websites.
As some of you will already be aware, The Hebridean Woolshed website recently got messed up by an automated plugin update, and was knocked out of action. In any event, the site badly needed an update – of content, aesthetics, structure ; and as we’ve been looking for ways to simplify life, we took the decision not to reinstate it from backup (no simple task, it seems!), but rather to author a completely new, simpler set of pages under the umbrella of The Big Garden & Croft . Which puts the Hebridean Woolshed back where it originally started, fifteen or so years ago. The domain hebrideanwoolshed.scot now redirects to the Woolshed page on this website. So, the Hebridean Woolshed is on the move!
We posted, just a few weeks ago, that we would no longer be making preserves specifically to sell. We have therefore removed the Preserves page from this website. But we’ve also removed the pages for Hatching Eggs and Hebridean Sheep. These, too, are lines of business that we’ve now firmly committed to down-sizing – which we’ll do progressively over the next three years or so.
These are all steps aimed at reducing our workload – to a level appropriate to the dignity of our ages and our rising hopes for an increase in repose. Or to put it another way, to take life a bit easier as we get older. *
We’ll be posting more about these changes – and others – in the coming weeks and months, as decisions made become actions taken.
* D > We could also try reducing the number of words we use, couldn’t we, J, Mr Editor-in-Chief ? Hmmm?