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Friday, 8 July 2016

Don't Panic! We're Back

We've not been around for the last couple of weeks but please don't worry, we were away in sunny old Spain. It's not wise to broadcast online to all and sundry that your house is going to be empty and ripe for burglary for a couple of weeks hence the radio silence on the matter :)

Well Done to Jules on winning the Book Giveaway, We'll get it posted out to you as soon as possible. I'm sure there will be a few more giveaways in the near future too so if you didn't win this time stay tuned, better luck next time.

Now it's back to business as usual, I'll share 5 random snaps for the usual Five on Friday link up:



A quick tip that got us out of trouble at the airport, if you don't have a Pound/Euro coin for a trolley you can use the round end of your keys, it may need a wiggle but it does definitely work (just make sure you get it back afterwards!)


We soaked up the sun, relaxed (well, as much as you can relax with 2 young kids) and visited our families that still live in Spain. The kids absolutely loved it and little Logan has already started to learn some basic Spanish, so cool to teach him the words and watch him speaking another language to people in shops etc for the very first time, real proud parent moment.

Even little Aurora joined in toddling around shouting "hola! hola!" at everyone she came across. I guess she's technically bilingual since she can't say much more than hiya in English either!


One of my favourite photos from the holiday, four generations of the Fast-SoS Family! 

Whilst we were over there we went to view a couple of pieces of land, we have out heart set on one that is currently 5 acres of almond trees that we would plan to put all of our new permaculture knowledge in to practice.


Brexit hasn't changed our plans at all, it doesn't seem as though it will affect us at all (apart from the crummy exchange rate) so everything will go ahead as planned.
So it really is a waiting game now, the house has been on the market for a couple of weeks and has had a great deal of interest so fingers crossed that the right buyer comes along and we can get our adventure underway


Hope you all have an amazing weekend!

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  1. Fingers crossed for all your exciting plans :)

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    1. thank you :) glad to have you onboard on the Wyrdwood Facebook group too, your help on the courses post is much appreciated!

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  2. A four generation photo is a great memory! Keeping my fingers crossed for that rich buyer to show up today.

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    1. I had hoped to get a 4 generation photo of the males of the family too but unfortunately my father was working but definitely something I want to do next time, definitely a precious thing to have

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  3. how exciting! I'm so pleased for you guys (if slightly jealous haha) if you get the one with the almond trees make sure to send me a kilo or so, almonds here are bloody expensive lol ;) x

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    1. you'll have to bring the bearded wonder over for an all you can eat almond holiday lol

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  4. Welcome home, I love kids being bilingual, almonds are great looking forward to seeing how things develop for you hope you get a buyer soon :-)

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    1. I'll drop you a message and find out what dates are good for you, definitely going to get a visit to your place in before we go x

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  5. Lovely photos, looks like you had a great, relaxing holiday. I hope your plans for living there go well:)

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  6. That is very exciting. Your own almond trees, fab!

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    1. So many things we're looking forward to making from them :)

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  7. Kids pick up other languages so quickly at a young age.
    Hope you get your dream property. Best of luck to you all.

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  8. You were definitely more than ok then. ☺ It looks like a wonderful time was had by all. Lovely family photographs. I hope you get a buyer for your house soon. It all sounds very positive. I'm looking forward to the book now. Thank you. X

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    1. hoping to get the book in the post today, just settling back in to normality from the chaos of the holiday now :)

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  9. I love Spain ... hope all goes well. Looks like you enjoyed your time away in the place of your dreams. Kids pick up languages so quickly -- wish adults did, too! :) Have a great week.

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    1. If I could learn languages as fast as them i'd be happy that's for sure haha

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  10. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Glad your plans haven't changed. How exciting to go see some 'maybe' land. It's a great dream you have. It certainly helps that you have family over there. It's not easy if you've not got family close.

    Welcome back!

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    1. thanks Sharon. Also helps that we both used to live in Spain (in fact it's where we met :) )

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  11. Great tip if you are stuck for a pound. It looks like you had a good time. I like the sound of your future plan too. Leah x

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  12. Glad you had a great time away! It looks as though you really enjoyed it and had good weather. I hope that all goes well with your plans for the future. Thank you for joining in Five On Friday, I hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. thanks Amy, I trust your weekend was a good one

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  13. Good luck on the house sale. How exciting to be moving to Spain.

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  14. That sounds like a good vacation. I spent some time in Spain, got to go to Barcelona, Tarragona, and Rota. Long before your time.

    I'm glad to see you back. I was beginning to wonder. You know how the internet is. People just disappear and you never know what happened to them.

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    1. haha never fear Harry, we're planning on sticking around for a while yet!

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  15. Love the idea with the key, gonna try that ;o)

    Looks like you had a great time, I'm jealous.

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  16. I am visiting you thanks to Amy's 5 on Friday. Your 4 generation photo is precious. As you continue on your adventure I hope you succeed in meeting your five year plan goal in less than five years. I have been reading up on permaculture principles during the last few years and wish you success!

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    1. Thanks for visiting! Just given your blog a follow, look forward to keeping up with you in the future :)

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