Category Archives: Montoro

Posts based on life in Montoro

Stranded!

Our car, Frank, has been making a lot of noise recently. Sometimes, when we get to the top of the hill the noise is so loud, it feels like we might take off. I was under the impression that this … Continue reading

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24 Hours Off Grid in Andalucia

Alan Parks and Lorna Penfold live off grid, with only solar panels for electricity, so if the weather is a little cloudy for a few days the electricity is limited.  Here is a rundown of a fairly normal day, off … Continue reading

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Christmas and New Year at the Olive Mill

Christmas is a difficult time of year here at the Olive Mill, there are grandkids and festivities going on back in the UK that we just can’t be part of, we have to be here for the animals. So normally … Continue reading

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Breeder Interview with Mark Steele of Patou Alpacas (UK)

Hi Mark, talk to me. Why and how did you get in to alpaca breeding? Good morning Alan, or Buenos Dias (or something like that) We got into alpaca breeding about 7 years ago. It was all Sue’s fault. We … Continue reading

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Interview with Victoria Twead

I did a live Facebook interview with Victoria Twead, author of Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools, here is how it went. Right then, let’s say Good Morning (just), to Victoria Twead, author of the book, Chickens, Mules and Two … Continue reading

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The paperback is out!

I was very excited to receive the first paperback copy of my book 🙂 It is now available to buy here 🙂

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Our Christmas in Cordoba

Original article here – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatlife/9702694/Christmas-in-Spain-Different-but-still-full-of-festive-cheer.html Travelling in to Cordoba for a trip to the supermarket in the last week of November, one thing is evidently noticeable; the lack of gaudy Christmas decorations that usually signifies the end of the summer in … Continue reading

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Cordoba extremes!

  On Thursday we decided to take a walk, and try out our planned route for our new alpaca trekking idea, hopefully to start in the spring. We had decided that we would to our local reservoir, have a stroll … Continue reading

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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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