Old Fools Blog

Victoria Twead nagged her long-suffering partner, Joe, into moving from England to Spain in 2004. They settled into a tiny mountain village in Andalucía, became reluctant chicken farmers and ended up owning probably the most dangerous cockerel in Spain. Victoria’s hilarious record of their culture shock and life with the villagers is told in her book, ‘Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools’ and the sequels.

  • Lola’s boyfriend
    No, this is not about Lola Ufarte, the badly behaved young lady in El Hoyo that I’ve told you about in my books. However, Lola the Spoodle (or Cockerpoo) is named after Lola Ufarte. I was [Read more…]
  • Protected: Running round in circles
    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.
  • A random page from Two Old Fools in Turmoil
    The bat and the mayor – a random page from Two Old Fools in Turmoil, the next book in the Old Fools series, to be published this year. *fingers crossed*   Something black shot out, swooped [Read more…]
  • Lola to the rescue!
    It’s been crazy hot here in Australia, and we are very lucky because we have a swimming pool. Lola is half cocker spaniel and half poodle, so she’s a water dog. It’s hard to keep [Read more…]
  • Forty-eight seconds – new Chickens trailer!
    Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools has a brand new trailer! It’s only 48 seconds long, but I hope it captures the essence of the book. All the pictures come from our personal photo album.  [Read more…]
  • A rollercoaster year
    I’ve been looking back on 2016, and it’s been a real rollercoaster of a year. Joe arrived in Australia on January 1st so the year began well. House renovations began. Then baby Winter, my [Read more…]
  • Two baths a day
    Now that Lola is one year old, you’d think she’d have outgrown her passion for muddy puddles. Not so. [Read more…]
  • Easy Strawberry Mice
    Hard to believe it, but it’s true. My granddaughter Indy will be 4 years old on Monday. Her mum organised a cat theme birthday party, and all the food and activities had something to do with [Read more…]
  • The other young fool
    Here’s a date that’s written in red and underlined on our kitchen calendar. September 9th 2016. Why? Because that’s the date when Joe’s memoir, One Young Fool in South Africa, [Read more…]
  • A baby secret
    I have a confession. I’ve been keeping a very big secret. The reason for my silence was just that I couldn’t bear it if something went wrong. But, thank heavens, nothing did. [Read more…]
camel Two Old Fools in Spain Again One Young Fool in Dorset One Young Fool in South Africa