This is what I miss when I'm in the UK , in Bulgaria views like this are everywhere, this is about 2 mile from Vetren on the road between Yulievo and Maglizh, Sunflower fields are everywhere, with the Balkan mountains in the distance. Temperatures on this day were close to 40C, the thing about when I am in Bulgaria is that I miss nothing about the UK
I'm trying to decide on what to take with me, last time I took a lot of tools with me but this time I think I will go to somewhere in Bulgaria like Mr Bricolage for a strimmer and similar items , I'm taking a rotorvator over I just haven't decided which rotorvator....mine here is a bit small so I might get a bigger one.... I must make a decision soon as I need it delivered before I leave!
The plan is on this trip is to get as much done as possible.....I`m planning the next trip to get it ready to live in over Christmas so insulation will be going in as well,
The roof although it looks bad in some places dotted with stones to hold slates on etc...it doesn't leak but will be re tiled next year when its dry ( and ive read up a bit more on doing it!) , this year i plan to sort out the few tiles that have slipped, before the winter, I have checked the roof and the main structure is fine, the wood has no rot and shows no damp even in the rain, rock hard wood that looks like oak is used for the beams.
Ive had someone check it all out for me and structurally its fine
The tree next on the road next to the house has to go....or needs serious chopping at least as its banging on the roof and knocking tiles off, i need to get permission to chop it, i may just trim some off for now...but its close to the main electricity wires so I'm not happy doing it myself.
Rendering is being repaired.....I should redo it all with new render all over but most of it is sound and has no hollow sound when tapped so for this year ( and for practise rendering! ) I will render the gaps and then give it a coating over the top with a plaster flicker gun I've just had it delivered this morning...
Window frames will have to come out and be sanded and coated with linseed oil based paint ( colour or clear...probably clear ) , new glass , and an internal set of windows fitted to give old fashioned double glazing, along with a set of mesh fly screens
All the electrics are to be re done, its the wires all over the outside that have damaged the rendering, I will do the electrics as I've done it before, I'm going to get it checked over before I use it!
The inside is to be stripped and painted, new kitchen and bathroom, wooden floors sanded, concrete floor tiled and the tilled floors re grouted and cleaned
Loads more things also to do, but I only have around a month in Bulgaria and I`m also supposed to be doing some work on the machines in the factory , then its back to the UK again...I'm trying for 1 month UK, one Bulgaria and so on,
Ive been back in the UK for about a month and a half and I feel it really is time to go back, in the UK I live in Liverpool near the city center....so noisy and busy, no wonder i want to go back to Bulgaria
This is the view looking down the road at the Balkan mountains, this is the land the village goats and other animals go to every day to graze