Jonathan > We knew the terrace leaked : the sum we offered for the house – the offer that was accepted – took account of that fact. That was nearly two years ago, and with each winter’s damp and frost the bare concrete slab of the terrace could only get worse. So that’s the most important job I’ve been attending to during my two-month stay here in Navarra, at Casa Los Fueros. Now Denise and I can think about adding more plants and pots to our terrace garden – the next time we’re in Navarra together.Continue reading →
Left : Old UK Passport issued 2010 – now cancelled.
Right : New UK Passport, just received.
The old passport has been cancelled by cutting the corner off the cover. Other than that, what difference can you spot?Continue reading →
Enaut’s birthday – and he’s twice as old as he was this time last year. That’s right – he’s two!Continue reading →
In Uist, roofs are kept low, simple and solid : anything else will result in disaster. TV antennae are installed within the roof void. As for Navarra, well anything goes, from higgeldy-piggeldy ancient, to the self-conscious contemporary.Continue reading →
J > It’s already two weeks since I travelled here to San Martín de Unx, Navarra, from the Outer Hebrides. I’ve travelled on my own this time. This year, no-one was availabe to the boots of us both. There’s building work to our house here in Navarra that needs my supervision ; so D has stayed home to look after all the animals (and lots of other things, besides, I hasten to add – before D does!).Continue reading →
J > Here’s Lur with our grandson Enaut (now nearly two years old), waiting for Catherine and I to finish fiddling with phones and set off for our walk up round the old castle ground up at the top of the hill, here in San Martín de Unx. But first we need to put shoes on Enaut!Continue reading →
Making bottled/canned tomato passata for our winter storesContinue reading →