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PostSubject: We are here - but in quarantine!!!!   Mon May 27, 2013 5:36 pm

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We took the Calafat/Vidin route on Friday (the bridge is not open as yet, but very near. The journey from Vidin to Polski Senovets took longer than expected due to large numbers wanting to use the ferry that we had to wait for the 2nd ferry. We then were directed her, there and everywhere to get to Pleven due to roadworks and eventually after 10 hours non-stop driving.

Sara and I survived killing each other during the four days driving and the dogs were as good as gold throughout. Although we did not kill each other the whole process has taken its toll as both of us are now down with heavy colds/coughs so the combination of 4 days driving and now 3 nights lack of sleep we are as you would say like a "
sack of ****"
, but we are here in our jungle. To consider 3 months ago the was no sign of grass or creepers now it is totally overgrown in some areas as the neighbour Venka had previously been given access to grow things as it was previously a holiday home.

She had already met us when we viewed back in March and this time greeted us with hugs like long lost friends. she speaks no English, but on Saturday arrived with bunches of flowers for us and had her grandson there to translate to invite us for dinner that evening. The whole aspect of tiredness and her generosity as the feast in front of us was so overwhelming that both of us that when we returned HOME we were both in tears.

Her grandson informed us that the plants in our garden were ours as they were effectively surplus for her to keep the weeds down. As seems to be the norm they are afraid of our dogs although the worst they would do would be to like them to death, but they do at least let us know when people are around.

So much for for settling down for a couple of days our furniture arrives on Wednesday and so we have had daily trips to P. Trambesh to get gardening hardware to get ris of the weeds so our belongings can be brought in without the guys breaking their necks on the steps. We have also been to VT, yes VT he who does not like driving in strange cities let alone abroad to get to Practiker to get more gardening stuff and then to try and find somewhere where we could get a dongle until we get internet setup - the only one we could get was GLOBUL and I know life in Bulgaria is slow, but the dongle is even slower!!!! Anyway the drive in VT reversed the way due to rush hour, roadworks and then to top it all to collect the does to the house to be sent to the estate agents home not the office.

The water meter was read today, another scenario "
are the dogs locked away"
before they would come in the garden, so all in all not currently the relaxing life it will be tending our veg and chickens.

Anyway we are here, but if anyone can let us know a good company for internet/TV/phone package for P. Senovets coverage, please let us know.
Mr &
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PostSubject: Re: We are here - but in quarantine!!!!   Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:13 am

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How are you doing Mr and Mrs Eq - did your van arrive in time with your belongings and is you health better?
Furniture etc arrived when it was supposed to and so far it seems ok.....but where to put it all? The place looks like a junk shop. We have been out and bought some stell shelving for the kitchen, not pretty but until we know how the kitchen will be pulled about by builders there is no point in buying units. Dave will need some shelving anyway so he can have them later. The clearing of the land is coming along since the purchase of a strimmer/brush cutter. One big patch will be cut and left ready for the chickens, the 'drive' is clear, we have a lawn of sorts, though the ryegrass leaves rather sharp stubble for the dogs' feet. The grass was left drying for hay (waste not want not) but now it is raining.

Our lovely neighbour is still plying us with food, something I am not in great need of as I could live off my reserves for a goodly while. Since our massive dinner on our second day, we have a big bucket of little new potatoes, some little bread rolls and some soup. I will be baking them a cake as soon as I can find the necessary ingredients and space, she is making me feel guilty! According to her grandson she is an ace cake baker, so it will have to be something very English as I cannot compete. Trouble is, most of my recipes I google and I can't google on this stupid dongle!

As for the lurgy, the fever has gone and generally we are not too bad while active during the day, but night times are a different matter and neither of us are getting enough sleep through coughing. Good job we are not in a little semi.

Ah well, onwards and upwards. Time to clear the way to the toaster.

Mrs Eq

PS Another night time problem.....blinking rats! In the roof space. Playing, fighting, making merry. One was even in the bathroom! Don't like poison but some went in the hole it disappeared down and it was plugged with no-nails....well you have to use what is to hand. Little b******

Your arrival in BG sounds very much like ours was over a year ago. We had cardboard boxes halfway across the kitchen and four dissoriontated dogs wondering where they were and what this "
new place"
was. We still have some boxes to unpack after more than a year, I suppose we will get around to emptying them some day. Rats . . . mmmm . . . plugging gaps everywhere is something you will have to have a look at, we had one running behind the plasterboards from room to room, it must have been like the Hapmton Court maze to him!!

But you wasted no time in getting things done and you sound as though you are really enjoying yourselves as well, albeit probably well cream crackered by the end of the day!!
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PostSubject: Re: We are here - but in quarantine!!!!   Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:16 am

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How are you doing Mr and Mrs Eq - did your van arrive in time with your belongings and is you health better?
Furniture etc arrived when it was supposed to and so far it seems ok.....but where to put it all? The place looks like a junk shop. We have been out and bought some stell shelving for the kitchen, not pretty but until we know how the kitchen will be pulled about by builders there is no point in buying units. Dave will need some shelving anyway so he can have them later. The clearing of the land is coming along since the purchase of a strimmer/brush cutter. One big patch will be cut and left ready for the chickens, the 'drive' is clear, we have a lawn of sorts, though the ryegrass leaves rather sharp stubble for the dogs' feet. The grass was left drying for hay (waste not want not) but now it is raining.

Our lovely neighbour is still plying us with food, something I am not in great need of as I could live off my reserves for a goodly while. Since our massive dinner on our second day, we have a big bucket of little new potatoes, some little bread rolls and some soup. I will be baking them a cake as soon as I can find the necessary ingredients and space, she is making me feel guilty! According to her grandson she is an ace cake baker, so it will have to be something very English as I cannot compete. Trouble is, most of my recipes I google and I can't google on this stupid dongle!

As for the lurgy, the fever has gone and generally we are not too bad while active during the day, but night times are a different matter and neither of us are getting enough sleep through coughing. Good job we are not in a little semi.

Ah well, onwards and upwards. Time to clear the way to the toaster.

Mrs Eq

PS Another night time problem.....blinking rats! In the roof space. Playing, fighting, making merry. One was even in the bathroom! Don't like poison but some went in the hole it disappeared down and it was plugged with no-nails....well you have to use what is to hand. Little b******

Your arrival in BG sounds very much like ours was just over a year ago. We had cardboard boxes halfway across the kitchen and four dissoriontated dogs wondering where they were and what this "
new place"
was. We still have some boxes to unpack after more than a year, I suppose we will get around to emptying them some day. Rats . . . mmmm . . . plugging gaps everywhere is something you will have to have a look at, we had one running behind the plasterboards from room to room, it must have been like the Hampton Court maze to him!!

But you wasted no time in getting things done and you sound as though you are really enjoying yourselves as well, albeit probably well cream crackered by the end of the day!!
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PostSubject: Re: We are here - but in quarantine!!!!   Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:01 pm

Welcome to Bulgaria and I hope you enjoy your new life here.
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