Category: Diary

Day-to-day diary entries

51 years young

Today I turned 51, not a milestone birthday in the U.K. but here they celebrate birthdays ending in a one and not a zero. Having a birthday at this time of year has normally been uneventful it was always difficult to plan anything because friends were busy with work Xmas doos so it’s usually been a very quiet affair. Today…

Lots of Windows

September and the beginning of October has brought on the arrival of Autumn along with unpredictable weather, one day we are in jumpers and the next back to tee shirts, but even on the warm days the nights are starting to get a bit chilly. September also saw the arrival of Minami and Wataru and with winter approaching we started…

Stara Planina ridge

A mini break in Trojan

Almost two years and one month to the day since Julie and I started work on this house, we have finally decided that we need a holiday 😮 A last minute trawl around booking.com, and confirmation from a friend that she can come and house-sit, and we’re off to visit Chiflik, a small village in the hills above Trojan. So…

Active August

With great relief the weather has started to cool off a bit in August and we have finally had some rain, which was perfect timing for our next couple of volunteers to arrive. First to arrive was James who helped get the bathroom and freezer room windows sanded, the extension roof tiled and among other things started to plane the…

I’m feeling hot, hot, hot!

It’s been a while since we did one of our normal update posts the reason being we haven’t been doing much. We do have some excuses for our lack of progress, ok first excuse I unexpectedly ended up going back to the UK for just over two weeks so wasn’t here to keep an eye on things 🙂 While I…