Monthly Archives: October 2012

Sexual failure

In the last post I told you that there was soon to be a ‘Santa’s Sex Tape’ video that we would be uploading to youtube. Well since that post things haven’t gone to plan with our alpaca matings. The girls … Continue reading

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Just an update

The last few weeks have all been a bit surreal really, over the summer, when the weather was too hot to do anything else I wrote out our story for our book, but we never really thought anything would happen. … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing

I was asked the other day to take part in something called ‘The Next Big Thing’ by Victoria Twead, author of the ‘Old Fools’ series of books, and one half of the team behind new digital publishing company www.antpress.org Victoria … Continue reading

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Living off the grid in Spain – Weekly Telegraph on 19th July 2012

This was the second article published in the Weekly Telegraph on 19th July 2012 Back in the UK Lorna and I had been lucky enough to afford the things we wanted, as we both worked. We had the latest phones, … Continue reading

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Bloody Hell – The Book!

For months, if not years now, when we have been sitting around reminiscing about the various funny and tragic things that have happened to us since we moved here people have said to us “You should write a book!” We … Continue reading

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Our wild expat life: breeding alpacas in Andalucia

Article originally published here http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatlife/9153002/Our-wild-expat-life-breeding-alpacas-in-Andalucia.html The locals think it’s mad, but running an alpaca farm is great fun, says Alan Parks Before we arrived from England, a rumour circulated among the neighbours that we would be keeping giraffes. In fact we … Continue reading

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Lorna’s Sarcoidosis

This is copied from Lorna’s blog, but gives an insight into why we moved here. This isn’t a feel sorry for me blog.  Far from it.  I have quite a few friends living with cancer, and every day I thank … Continue reading

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Why Alpacas?

People always ask us ‘Why alpacas?’ Well, the answer is pretty simple really. We fell in love with them. One day, we were on a short break in Prague, and we decided to visit the local zoo. There, we met … Continue reading

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Bloody Hell, What’s An Alpaca?

Hi. This is the new blog I have just started to coincide with the completion of my new book, ‘Bloody Hell, What’s An Alpaca?’ Since we moved to Andalucia, nearly five years ago, so many amazing (and terrible) things have … Continue reading

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