In the space of three days we moved from living and working in Indonesia to a tumble down house amidst the olive groves of Andalucia, Spain. The Rioja Diaries is the story of two madcap artists making a new life for themselves in rural Spain. Follow their adventures and learn about the highs and lows, trials and tribulations of living in a small village, restoring a finca and their dream of building a thriving art community in this beautiful corner of Andalucia.
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La Matanza – Rural living in Andalucia Posted on 02/17/2014
For days afterwards, the smell of onions permeated everything; it was in my hair, on my hands, impregnated in my clothes. My hands were cut to shreds and fingers stained dark brown from the onion peelings. Despite everything, I was glad...
Mysterious Happenings At Bleak House Posted on 02/14/2014
The novelty of camping in our new home ended the moment the builders arrived. Up until that point we’d been coping well; it was basic living, but we were managing. Within days of their starting work, the whole house looked like a...
Which Juan? That Juan? Or This Juan? Or The Other Juan? Posted on 01/26/2014
Looking on the bright side, having a car with a mind of its own did mean that we got to meet most of the villagers on our first day. Perhaps not the most orthodox social introduction to the people whose lives and work revolve around the...
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