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Hello from Northern Spain
Wed 16-Feb-11
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Galicia
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HI

My husband, Springers  and I live in the bit of Green Spain above Portugal and which  at the moment is very wet ! We have a house which we've started to renovate but have the garden up and running- orchard,veg gdn and fruit gdns. We're in a small village no other Brits but lots of nice people.

Wed 16-Feb-11
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Well done Sarah, welcome to a very friendly and mad place. Look forward to hearing more about your adventures as time goes on.

Here is a fantastic knowledge base, I have only been a member for a few months but am and have learnt a lot from these kind people.

 

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Wed 16-Feb-11
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Ola, Galicia.  I studied Spanish in my first year at Uni many moons ago and sadly have forgotten so much.  Is Springers your dog?  Does he bark in Spanish, or do all the other perros dog dogunderstand EnglishBark?

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Wed 16-Feb-11
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I thought springers are dogs (Springer Spaniels) - but I'm sure Sarah will let us know which !!!  big_laugh 

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Welcome Sarah....my memories of Northern Spain are that it was very wet and we were on a motorbike so we headed the other side of the Picos and then down to Oporto....beautiful countryside....shame about the rain.

How far are you from Santiago de la Compostela (if that's how you spell it).  I have visions of me doing it one day but it's only in my dreams I think.

You say that you are the only Brit in the village....keep it that way.....I was asked the other day if there were any of my friends that wanted to buy since he had a house for sale....I said I would ask and did I....did I hell as like....I like being the only 'English' in the village...suits me fine.

As for self sufficiency...my neighbours do the gardening and I reap the rewards....I just treat them to the things that they cannot afford or do their photographic work for them....and give them cuttings from the shrubs that I bring over from England....fair swops.....

As I said....welcome....mad bunch here ....but worth the effort....big_laughbig_laugh

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Welcome Sarah from a rather chilly Latvia cheers, as Chris said we are a friendly bunch here so pull a chair and be prepared for lots of ramblings errrrrr I mean information whistle

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ep said:

Welcome Sarah....my memories of Northern Spain are that it was very wet and we were on a motorbike so we headed the other side of the Picos and then down to Oporto....beautiful countryside....shame about the rain.

How far are you from Santiago de la Compostela (if that's how you spell it).  I have visions of me doing it one day but it's only in my dreams I think.

You say that you are the only Brit in the village....keep it that way.....I was asked the other day if there were any of my friends that wanted to buy since he had a house for sale....I said I would ask and did I....did I hell as like....I like being the only 'English' in the village...suits me fine.

As for self sufficiency...my neighbours do the gardening and I reap the rewards....I just treat them to the things that they cannot afford or do their photographic work for them....and give them cuttings from the shrubs that I bring over from England....fair swops.....

As I said....welcome....mad bunch here ....but worth the effort....big_laughbig_laugh


Hi we're 50 mins from Santiago and now there is a new motorway 3 hrs from Porto (much to my husbands glee!) Hope to get sun back next week- we've already had the first bbq of the year.I know there are other Brits..15k one way and an hour the other ! We have friends that moved here but are 2 hrs away at Finisterre so its a weekend job. Being the first and only Brits means you get invited to everything and we have a food exchange program with our neighbours..Brit puds get homemade chorizo ,cheese and eggs !smile
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brightspark said:

I thought springers are dogs (Springer Spaniels) - but I'm sure Sarah will let us know which !!!  big_laugh 

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Sounds like a good exchange cheers

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wave  Hi Sarah and welcome.  I love springers too.  We had them when I was growing up and I had one of my own, my Bonnie, who I lost a few years ago.  I am now a labrador girl, but oh I miss stroking a springer spaniel's ears.

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Its just started snowing and its sticking- there are some definate disasvantages to being 600m above sea level !yawn

Wed 16-Feb-11
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Galicia said:

Its just started snowing and its sticking- there are some definate disasvantages to being 600m above sea level !yawn


 

not least that its all up hill to come back home !!

HI Sarah and welcome to the forum i think you will have the jist of us by now ,we are a friendly bunch and a font of knowledge ,hope you like it here and do tell us all about how you manage in the far off land of Spain

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Hi Sarah and welcome to the Forum 🙂

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Greetings Sarah from sea level . You really ought to try a cocker next time they have so much more buggerance than springers (tried both including the yappy welsh springers )

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wave My family used to have a Welsh Springer.  He was called Gem and he was not yappy at all.  he was just lovely and so obedient.

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