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Successes and Setbacks (part 2)




More time has passed than intended since the first part of successes and setbacks; but now we can share what happened over the following weeks.

Whilst the 1st week was eventful and deserved an entry all of its own, thankfully things settled down as we started to find our feet in our new home ūüôā Continue reading

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A year in the life of one foot in the cave





A year in the life of one foot in the cave takes a look at this years blog entries, along with any updates and reflections that we thought worth sharing.

Although before I start, I have to be honest and say that It seems far too soon to be doing a review of 2016. I do sometimes wonder where time goes ?

one foot in the cave, A year in the life of one foot in the cave

After all, we started discussing an eventual move to Spain back in September 2012 (whilst sitting on an agricultural terrace in Machu Picchu, Peru). Back then, we had set a goal of being in Spain by the end of 2016. We will actually be there in January 2017, but I think that in the grand scheme of things we can overlook a couple of weeks !

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Our newly renovated cave




How time flies … fast forward 6 months and we were on our way back to Andalucia for a¬†first glimpse of our newly renovated cave.

We were both quietly reflecting on what sight would greet us when we pulled up outside¬†as we had seen no pictures and had no word on the progress of the renovations since meeting the builder back in September last year ( It’s not as bad as it sounds as he was highly recommended and a lack of communication appears to be the Spanish way).

Anyway we need not have worried. Turning the corner there were suddenly 2 very excited people in the car, the caves had been transformed (well the outside at least). The whole exterior of the cave had been patched up and repainted, even the garden had been tidied up !
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Cave renovations are underway





Today is¬†the first significant step since buying our cave house … the cave renovations we discussed with the builder back in September are underway.

We have a feeling both of excitement and nervousness.  Excitement because our dream is slowly becoming a reality. Nervousness, because the cave renovations are being carried out over 6500 km away based on one site visit, a couple of emails and a phone call.
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Returning to Andalucia





We’ll all booked, in May we shall be returning to Andalucia to see our very own cave house for the first time since the purchase was completed.

It means another overnight flight from Miami to Madrid, then it gets worse as we have a 6 hour layover in Madrid before flying to Granada ! There seem to be no other options, I looked at flying into Malaga and opting for a longer drive but there are no significantly earlier flights. To drive from Madrid just isn’t a realistic option. Maybe its just too early in the season for more regular flights ? The worst part is that I still haven’t broken the news to Josie *gulp*
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