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The adventure that moving and living in Spain has continually been. Tragic events that have turned everything upside down, house moves and running a bar in the Spanish countryside.

The Search Goes On
31 July 2019 @ 16:56

The Search Goes On


The next time we boarded a plane Dad was with us, he was keen to be involved with our adventure and we were delighted.

After yet another failed attempt to get our paperwork, this time on our own, we travelled to Almeria city just to find the offices had moved and no-one knew where too, we decided to concentrate on finding a house and having quality family time.

We saw loads of properties and even after making it clear that liveable meant it the property had a roof, we were still shown ones without. Sometimes we didn’t even get out of the car the properties were so far from what we were looking for.


 We had a few disagreements on the way, mainly with a new build that the boy’s thought would be perfect but I hated it, no way could I live in the small modern characterless box.


Then after hours of on-line searching, more hours with estate agents we found it!


It was liveable, but with work needing to be done to it, two rooms needed a complete renovation. It had land but not too much and it even had a stable that had been partly converted to a flat, it would make a perfect grandparents annexe. 

There was something very odd about it though, the property was not being lived it but as we walked around it looked like someone had just gone to work and not come back, the beds were unmade, washing up left on the kitchen table and personal items lying about, it was strange. Pushing the warning voice in my head away, we put in an offer, as we did so my phone rang we had an offer placed on our UK house. Could it be we were really in business?


We returned to the Uk and our house sale fell through, we would give it a few more weeks if we had no joy we would rent it out. 

We had no more offers on our house, rent it out it must be. It had only been on the rental market one day when we had a viewing, imagine my surprise when I opened the door to someone I had met just the day before at a group I sometimes attended. We had got on well at that first meeting, she loved our house and she agreed to rent it there and then. She was to be the most wonderful tenant for four years.


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jane27 said:
03 August 2019 @ 15:09

Hi I enjoy reading your blog - but I wouldn't make too many remarks about not wanting to live in a small, modern characterless box! For all sorts of reasons, some of your readers do live in them. Just saying!

samm3333 said:
03 August 2019 @ 18:26

jane27 I am glad you are enjoying reading my blog. I did not mean to cause offence, I am not anti-modern buildings it was just the one we viewed. Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment.

nicechap said:
06 August 2019 @ 15:32

Cant remember if I sent this or not, so I am sending it again, to each his own my dear some people are just to touchy these days, carbon copy of what happen to us great read but to short cant wait

samm3333 said:
06 August 2019 @ 17:04

Thank you nicechap.
Glad you are enjoying it.
It is short on purpose, so you can't wait for the next one, pleased that's working! lol

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