I forget who said it but the following sentence accurately sums up the point of this post. ‘Neighbours aren’t just neighbours, they are a whole environment.’ There was never a truer word said on the subject and wherever you move to, you will have neighbours, however distant
We had been in Spain for 18 months and for some reason we had itchy feet. The small house called Finca Granadero that we had bought was now a beautiful Andalucin cottage with beams and nooks and crannies that the previous owner had blocked up
Within a year, we had turned a very pretty Andalucian country cottage that had been turned into seaside villa back into a very pretty Andalucian cottage only now with better facilities such as electricity, water, a wood burning stove and an operational septic tank, and we had started some basic landscaping.