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Monday, 15 July 2019

Breaking Ground

As we mentioned before, the whole Brexit debacle has pretty much killed any chance we had at getting a mortgage or funding through conventional methods and financial institutions as Spain is terrified that all the expats will run back to the UK and leave their debts behind them. 

It would have been so easy for us to give up, after all we've been through so far, to put the land up for sale and come back to a miserable life in England with our tails between our legs.

But I think you and I both know that was never going to happen. Anyone that has followed this blog for a while likely knows by now that we tend to not let a little hardship put us off reaching for our dreams. It wouldn't be any fun if it was easy, right?

And so we decided to push on. To self fund, to save as much as we can every month and chip away at building our dream home. We may not build the house as fast as we had hoped but by the gods we will build it one way or another! With this mindset, we finally broke ground




On a triumphant day for our family, Using a friends digger we started excavating the footings.



One tiny trench for mankind, but for our family it was a major victory to finally have something physical to show for all of our hard work. There's still some digging to do before we can pour the concrete but I'll be sure to keep you all updated on this part of our adventure. Me and Carly will also be doing some Vlogs chatting about the project, our progress and all the things that crop up along the way, we're looking forward to uploading the first one very soon.
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  1. Yeah! Good for you for pushing on. It will be so satisfying knowing that every little thing you do has been bought and paid for, and no debt. Good luck to all of you!

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    1. thats right, maybe it will take us a little longer but when its all done and finished mortgage free it will be an incredible acheivement :)

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  2. I am thrilled for you and will be worth all the hard work in the end. Good for you.

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    1. Thank you :) Some day the kids will inherit all of our labors so it will definitely be worth it to leave them something worth having

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  3. Totally chuffed for you all...great newsand keep on keeping on living the dream....I still hope to vosot one day and hlep if I can...much love x

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  4. Deeply proud of your hole Tricky

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    1. bet you never thought you'd say that? hahaha

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