Blogs in June 2022

Pulpo, Pig & Peppers 5th June 2022

Galicia, in the remote northwest of Spain: a land of mists and mysteries, green fields and greener forests; of vines and vistas, rivers and rias; and of erratic weather and warm hospitality. Galicia: the place Lisa, husband S, and...

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Chestnut, Cherry & Kiwi Fruit Sponge 5th June 2022

What do you do when you have almost, but not quite, finished renovating one ruin?… Buy another one of course! After seven years living in the remote northwest of Spain, Lisa and husband S are finally getting near to...

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Camino – or a peanut butter, marmite and banana butty 2nd February 2021

In hindsight, deciding to walk the Camino de Santiago carrying everything but the kitchen sink was probably a mistake. Realising the chance of reaching their destination in three short weeks is a big fat zero, Lisa and partner S...

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Tomato, Fig & Pumpkin Jelly 2nd February 2021

“D’you think we should just get married then?” asked S, apropos of nothing, over the breakfast table one morning. For two people struggling to understand a foreign language in a remote part of Northwest Spain, Lisa and her partner,...

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Plum, Courgette & Green Bean Tart 2nd February 2021

Have you ever wanted to leave the rat race, move abroad and live the good life somewhere green and bountiful? Lisa and her partner, the enigmatic S, did just that. In 2007 they left their jobs, as newt catchers,...

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