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Love Your World

The world is an incredible place and we absolutely LOVE exploring it!  There is so much to see and do out there, so much beauty and wonder, and so this department is all about getting out and exploring our amazing planet!

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle with Rummage Boxes!

When I first became a mother just over 16 years ago, I developed an even greater interest in keeping things out of landfill and started up my local Freecycle group after finding our nearest was in Guildford, quite a few miles and a ferry-crossing away! The group I...

The Bulgaria Adventures 4.6: Our Last Day in Gradeshnitsa

We took it easy on our last full day in the house.  We'd worked hard and it WAS supposed to be a holiday too, so we spent the day pottering in the house and garden. Ian was keen to use the new stepladder we'd bought to have a look in the roof spaces of the house and...

The Bulgaria Adventures 4.5: The Day in Manastirishte

Sometime during the night, B did his regular bed swap and it was just as well he did! Because a couple of hours later, he woke up and cried "I need a bucket" before being sick all over himself and our bed, poor little boy 🙁 I called for Ian, who had had to migrate...

The Bulgaria Adventures 4.4: The Big Freeze(r)

The next day B slept till 8am! Ok, so it was 6am UK time, but looking at the time and seeing 8am felt glorious regardless, as it's often 5 or 6 something on the clock at home! Today, we'd planned for a couple that Ian had befriended and added on Facebook, who lived in...

The Bulgaria Adventures 4.3: Day 2 in the Big Bulgarian House!

Another day of trying to get the garden cleared a little bit, AND finding out we weren't the only Brits in the village (Little Britain reference!). A week or so before our holiday, I'd gone onto Facebook and searched for 'Gradeshnitsa House' to find the Facebook...

The Bulgaria Adventures 4.1: EasyJet, SchmeezyJet!

The next morning I woke up at 1:49am, full of anxiety about missing our flight! And then proceeded to stay awake until the alarm went off at 3am, diddling myself out of another 1 hour 11 minutes of sleep! The taxi to the airport was uneventful (about the only part of...

The Bulgaria Adventures 4.0: September 2019 Visit

The summer passed and we watched the weather in Gradeshnitsa on our phone apps hit 34 degrees at times!! So we were actually relieved to be in much-cooler England, especially as the Bulgarian house has no livable rooms in the cooler basement until we can get those...

The Bulgaria Adventures 3.8: Back to Sofia…

As we knew the boys would have to be sat down for two hours, for the drive from the house back to Sofia, we took one last stroll down the road to the village to give them time to stretch their legs. We also did some more photographing and videoing of the house and...

The Bulgaria Adventures 3.7: Our Last Full Day in the House

Our last full day in the house ☹ After breakfast, we went for another walk down into the village, and found a millipede and a stork's nest high on top of an electricity pylon. These are apparently so common in Bulgaria that the electricity companies actually build...

The Bulgaria Adventures 3.6: Spring has Sprung

We didn't record much that we did today, and my memory trying to recall 15 months ago (yes, I'm actually writing these in June 2020!) is very hazy now! We had another walk down the road to the village. We took lots of photos of the trees in the garden to try and...

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