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Friday, 6 April 2018

The Land - Progress

Welcome back for another Five on Friday!

How could I give up hosting Five on Friday when things are finally getting exciting?

As you know, the Town Hall has finally given us the green light to start building our dream home. We can legally start building on the 16th of April, so to prepare the land a little ahead of time we got a local digger man to come in and clear the ground so we can mark out the foundations of our Almond flower house.

Preparing the land for work
It made no sense to clear the land ourselves by hand, it would have been back breaking work and taken us weeks, our digger man Juan cleared it all in a few hours and was well worth the small amount it cost us.

Clearing the ground ready for building
It feels incredible that after all this time and all the money we have spent on the land, architects and town hall fees that FINALLY something is happening and we will have something to show for all the stress and expense!

Land cleared and ready for building!
Our next step now will be to mark out the foundations. Of course this will not be anywhere near as easy as it sounds since rather than a nice neat and tidy square we are building a house in the shape of a flower. I do feel sorry for Juan who will have to come back to excavate our crazy shaped footings!

We all decided to take a trip to the land and get our very first family photo together standing in the spot where our dream home will soon be:

Fastblog Family Photo
While we were on the land we could see most of the trees have finished blossoming now and are already busy making this years almonds. It seemed symbolic to see the new life coming to fruition within the land just as our plans for our new life are starting to develop also :)

New life is happening all around
Thanks for stopping by for Five on Friday, We hope you have a wonderful weekend

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20 comments

  1. How your kids have grown!! (and the pups). Gorgeous family photo, one you'll be able to look back on in years to come and tell the grandkids 'This was when we started building our home'.

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    1. Hopefully we'll fill an album with magical moments like this :)

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  2. wow... the puppys are grown up and your kids. Love the familiy photo.
    good luck! Hope to see more from the building in the future.
    have a nice weekend

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    1. I think sometimes the dogs and kids are having a race to see who can grow quicker haha

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  3. I am so thrilled for you, your dreams finally starting to come true.

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  4. Love the family photo, have a great weekend.

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    1. Thanks, hope you have a great weekend too :)

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  5. Wow, all systems go. Love the family photo and glad you're going to continue with the Five on Friday party. Cathy x

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  6. Glad you are continuing with the Five On Friday! I'm as taking with the skies in your photos as I am the land. And of course, your family photo is wonderful. Hope you are having a great weekend!

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    1. I hadn't even noticed how beautiful the sky looks until you mentioned it!

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  7. Love your family photo.. Again I have come back to join the link.. :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, great to see you again :)

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  8. I am looking forward to seeing your new home take shape. How exciting! Good luck with it all. This family photo is one for the frame :-)

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    1. One of my favourite photos, I definitely think it'll be up on the wall in the new house :)

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  9. Your family photo is wonderful! You all look so happy. :) Congratulations on the land clearing!

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  10. So excited for you guys, Tricky! I can't wait to see how it all develops! So glad you aren't going anywhere but will keep the meme open!

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  11. Exciting times ahead wishing you all a smooth stress less build as possible

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Etsy

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