Not too bad!

Last night the water went off about 6pm, we found out today that a bus had crushed the mains pipe, and there was a deluge further down the mountain, but no news was forthcoming, and no one answering the emergency phone, our water is not part of the municipality, it is locally owned by theContinue reading “Not too bad!”

Another step forward

Yesterday, Mother\’s Day in Colombia, and we had two Mothers present, Maria Elena, and Sandra, we were fortunate, the weather held, and we even had some sun in the afternoon. Marcela and Maria Elena, had prepared a lovely lunch, and Marcela had baked a very tasty banana cake, which had not only banana, but orangeContinue reading “Another step forward”

Long Day!

Maybe Pépe borrowing my chair at night, isn\’t such a bad idea, that is two mornings on the run, I have been allowed to sleep until 7am, and then I was up before him! Marcela and I headed off just before 10am, and went to Bello, for Marcela to obtain some official documents,  I hadContinue reading “Long Day!”

Here, there, and everywhere!

Yesterday, I spent a few hours painting… white this time, I painted two of the four interior workshop walls twice, first with thin paint, which soon soaked into the render, and when that had dried, I used a good quality paint, and they look good. I had to stop twice, the first time because oneContinue reading “Here, there, and everywhere!”

Battle Royal!

I honestly don\’t know if I am coming or going! I will be glad when either the work is finished here, or the money has run out and they have to go… Pépe is getting better, he sleeps in later now, I don\’t have to get up before 6am, he is far more tranquil, andContinue reading “Battle Royal!”

Wedding Anniversary

Yesterday, we went up to the finca, because we were told that the interior was finished…wrong! However first thing in the morning I went to collect the trailer, they had made a cracking job of the wooden slats, and it looks far better than I  imagined. After breakfast, we headed off to Medellin and collectedContinue reading “Wedding Anniversary”

They say a change is as good as a rest!

A day with nothing finca related, it was definitely needed!  We were out at 7.30am this morning to take the trailer to be fitted with wooden slats, and were told it should be ready tomorrow afternoon, quick work, we had a phone call this afternoon to say the trailer would be ready by 6pm today,Continue reading “They say a change is as good as a rest!”

Cedula granted

Marcela was up early this morning, for her 7am is early!! well when I say \’up\’, I woke her with a cup of tea, as we had to be out of the house for 9am, to go to the Ministerio de Migración in Medellin to renew my Cedula (ID Card), we arrived, having crossed theContinue reading “Cedula granted”