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.

  • A book cover is born
    I thought you might like to watch a book cover being born, right from the first idea and the initial sketch. [Read more…]
  • Traditional Garlic Mushrooms
    Have you ever wondered which of the Spanish recipes in the Old Fools books gets most mentions and positive feedback? Well, it’s this one! Six steps to heaven… [Read more…]
  • The most beautiful photo, ever
    My heartfelt thanks for all the wonderful emails and messages voicing concerns about the recent bushfires, smoke and Joe’s health. By an amazing stroke of luck, Joe was overseas when the [Read more…]
  • Bushfires, bags and bugs
    When we moved to Australia, I knew it would often be hot but, I confess, droughts and bushfires scarcely crossed my mind. Then, last week, a “catastrophic” fire alert was issued, and it [Read more…]
  • Two Old Fools Down UnderOfficial. The best, most loyal readers in the world.
    It was a tricky one, this book. Two Old Fools Down Under took me two years to write and is the sixth book in the Old Fools series. I laughed and cried all over my poor laptop as I worked. Parts of [Read more…]
  • December Caption Competition
    Can you think of a caption for this picture and win a prize? Australia is heating up, and everybody is finding ways to cool off. This is Lola with her three feisty little friends, Benny, Sylvester [Read more…]
  • Oops, she did it again
    Two Old Fools Down Under is available to pre-order on Amazon now. If pre-ordered, it will magically float onto your Kindle on December 1st 2019, launch day. [Read more…]
  • Two Old Fools Down Under nearing completion…
    It’s been nearly three years since the last Old Fools book was published, and a lot has happened. Now, I’m closing in on the last chapters of “Two Old Fools Down Under”, and [Read more…]
  • Horizon Fever 2Uncle Archie’s Australian Adventures
    If you’ve read Horizon Fever 1, you’ll know that my Uncle Archie was not just a famous explorer but also a bit of a rogue. In fact, as Joe was going through Archie’s old scrapbooks, [Read more…]
  • Win the next Old Fools book
    The whole Old Fools series has been updated and reformatted with chickens walking through the pages… However, there are not chickens, but sulphur-crested cockatoos in the latest book, Two Old Fools [Read more…]
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