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A cabin in the mountains above Kotor Bay

After a little deliberation I have decided that the best way to keep everyone up to date about what is going on with my new project was a blog. I am sure that this will be a truly painful experience for all of the literate family/friends who decide to fill 5 minutes of their work procrastination quota with my runaway dreams. For this reason, I will try and keep text concise and proof read.

I have decided to ‘risk a heap of all my winnings on just one turn of pitch-and-toss’ and hopefully not lose. This is the start of a great adventure I hope to share with many of you in person!

I aim to post at irregular intervals with a brief overview of what is going on and how the place is looking, with a bit of local culture and activities thrown in.

I speak no Serbo-Croat, have never seen the land I have purchased and have no real plans for the future… what could go wrong…

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Everything is better with mates about. I set off from the cabin and made my way to where everyone was meeting near Lake Skadar, however on the second day I rolled my ankle. I called Laura in and we headed, with the dogs in the van, over to Lake Skadar to meet up with Felix,…

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In between the rain

This week it rained on and off so we spent a lot of time diving in and out of the cabin to try and avoid the showers; we did a few runs, a couple of trips down to the coast to swim and visit friends, and a couple of evenings tracking the sounds of wild…

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Last Sunday we went for a walk up to Fort Stražnik and met a couple of Montenegrins from Podgorica who organise music festivals so in July we are going to go down to one and see what it is like. At the beginning of the week, awaiting the rains, we did a few odd jobs;…

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It’s warming up

Reece and Jenna turned up for a few days. Alongside some touristy stuff, we spent some time working on the gardens; completing the boundaries for the veg patches and clearing two of the water catchments above the property that feed down to us. I thought we would only do one of these jobs but Reece…

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Exploring and digging

This week we mainly focused on getting the gardens ready, we still have a long way to go, but you have to start somewhere. We also went out across the land opposite because we had heard there was an unused water well that we could tap. Once we found it we took some elevation readings…

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Leaving the UK, getting here & moving in

This will be a longer post but mainly photos. We left the UK on the 9th April and drove out here arriving on the 15th April. The van, despite being very heavy, old and worn out, made it the whole way with no issues and got up the driveway in one go. All in all,…

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An autumn week away full of admin

Laura and I nipped out to Montenegro for a week to get the cabin ready for winter and sort out any admin for next year as bureaucratic processes seem to take a while over there and normally involve getting bounced back and forth between different buildings in the old medieval streets of Kotor. Mike and…

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Jesi li vidio mog konja? Have you seen my horse?

After some time on the coast, we scooped up the new arrivals and headed, via Kotor, back up to the mountains. That evening two other mates turned up so we had a good crowd once again, ready to go and BBQ up at the top of Straznik for the second time. With the extra people,…

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A relaxing Break

A delayed flight led to a midnight arrival in an overloaded campervan up a precarious driveway, a quick sweep of the porch gave two of us a spot to settle in for the night to wait for Joko (Boro and a lot of food, Raki and beers) to unlock the doors in the morning. In…

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Friday the 13th

In two days time I will fly out to Dubrovnik, cross the border to Montenegro and hopefully by early Saturday morning I will be opening a door to my cabin, and a new chapter in my life. I’m happy I will not be alone and will be able to enjoy the tension of nearly two…

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