Havran

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Havran
Our adventure in deepest Central Slovakia. Leaving the shores of the United Kingdom to come back to my wife's homeland to experience The Real Good Life, or so we hope...
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  • Blooming Springtime 3 months ago I'm beginning not to cope. The start of May when Havran Cottage's gate is open once is looming closer. I'm tripping over holes that I have excavated and expected to have filled again by now. With no sign of rain, transplanted grass needing constant watering from 40 metres of hosepipe cumbersomely...
  • To kill a ladybird 2 months ago The awakening of our mixed ladybird collection to the bathroom window ledges, desperate for escapism to the outside world. But most don't make it when a finger presses gently to disable their little bodies. A dustpan and brush clears any evidence. This all might sound a little bit cruel, but then...
  • April arrival 2 months ago The unlikely arrival of snow showers and mud has marked the first days of April. Slipping on sloppy ground, bringing into the house large clumps of sloshy mud from our boots every time we had to put some more wood in the stove to keep the house warm. Overalls now with a faded dirt colour, soaking...
  • Neighbourhood watch 4 months ago Not a new arrival at Havran Cottage but a change of view for the blue trailer. And with it idle neighbourly gossip. We had a choice of two tractor owning neighbours who both live alone. One being our sweet looking, dirty talking, sprightly elder who had been working his engine over the last month...
  • wait is over 3 months ago Counting down the days left of winter and frozen ground was like waiting for the bus. Whether it will be late or on time but knowing we need to be somewhere very soon. So now we must move on and take advantage of early Springtime sunshine which brings with it defrosting temperatures and mud....

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