It has been a really long time since I posted. I am going to explain why as briefly as I can as I am borrowing a friend's internet.
1. Blogger only allows you to upload so many photos before it insists that you pay a few pounds yearly to upload more. It's not much money but I object. It's not like they are actually doing anything for the money. So before posting more pictures I have to go back to earlier posts and delete photos. That's OK, this is not meant to be a permanent thing, like life, it is fleeting and ephemeral. Before I got around to doing this, the following happened...
2. My father had a heart attack and although discharged from hospital a week later, a persistent chest infection lingered causing concern and prompting a visit to the north of Scotland. Update - he has recovered and all is well.
3. Steve went back to the UK to visit his mother and help her sort out some important family stuff. I stayed behind to look after finca and animals.
4. Before going back to the UK Steve decided we were paying our internet provider too much and he found a better deal. The result was that our internet was cut off and our new provider kept cancelling our order because we do not have a street name or house number. Three weeks and several difficult phone calls in Spanish (Movistars English speakers appear to be non existent in spite of what their website says) established that their system is unable to take our order because of our lack of address details.
So. A month with no internet and a new provider has been found but remains to be seen how quick or easy it will be. Once we are connected I will get all those old photos deleted and will be back to regular posts keeping you all updated with all our news. None of which is astounding but may pass a few minutes with a cup of coffee.
Dear reader... Thank you for your patience. Life is like this sometimes. Hopefully normal service is resumed soon!
What are we all about?
The focus of this blog is simple - and that's the goal too. A more simple way of life. A life in tune with the rhythms of nature and of human nature. Where everything has its time and place and purpose, including us.
We have left the rat race behind and taken on new challenges. We aim to tread as lightly as we can upon the planet, to reconnect with nature, to eat good food, drink excellent wine, enjoy the best of company.... even if that is sometimes just our own! Please feel free to eavesdrop from time to time on our lives and see how we are doing and if you are ever in Extremadura... drop us an email and we'll give you directions.