This simple life

Miles walked: 184.25                Miles left to go: 314.75

Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”
― Henry David Thoreau, Walden

It’s a year now since I first saw this house. It was Roger’s second visit and he had previously made some notes: house very small, needs too much renovation, land all steep. He’d added two other things – that the location was stunning and that I would love it. Ha, right on all counts! So here we are living in our small rundown house, clinging precariously to the side of a mountain; it’s our home and we are very happy here.

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It is hard work and there is much to be done but we have never been frightened of rolling up our sleeves and getting stuck in. We have taken a leaf out of the locals’ book, though; they work very hard but there is no rush or rage in what they do. There is always time to chat and enjoy the view. To rest. To reflect. To be. Our life here is a gentle one, each day full of simple pleasures and things that make us smile. Yes, of course, there is the work and problems and worries as there would be anywhere else but they are far outweighed by the privilege of living in such a peaceful, beautiful place. Here is our week in images, a taste of the life we have here.

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DSCF8684.JPGGracias, Asturias –  we’d like to stay awhile. 🙂

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2 thoughts on “This simple life

  1. Hurray, good riddance to the bedsteads and proper stock fencing instead! It all looks lovely, and you’ve only been there half a year! Enjoy the roasted chestnuts.

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  2. Yes, it was a lovely feeling: 10 bedsteads, two mattresses and umpteen panels of welding mesh tied together with barbed wire, unbarbed wire, rope, plastic netting and electrical cable . . . a few chestnut posts and some stock fencing seemed a much easier way to build a fence!

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