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 new Sixpenny Cross tale
    When I finish an Old Fools book, I always feel elated, but exhausted. That’s when I turn to my village and friends at Sixpenny Cross and lose myself in weaving a story that I hope keeps readers [Read more…]
  • Stages of a book cover
    When I asked my cover artist, Nick Saltmer, to design a cover for C is for the Captain, book 3 of the Sixpenny Cross series, all I said was, I’d like a typical English village pub, please. [Read more…]
  • The Old Fools series as Audiobooks
    Very exciting news! I’ve just signed a deal with the very nice folk at Whole Story Audiobooks. This means that the Old Fools series is going to be recorded and made into audiobooks! The books [Read more…]
  • Lola the Spoodle and her new treasure
    Just in case you were wondering how Lola is – here’s an update. Of course I don’t mean Lola Ufarte, the young lady who frequently shocks El Hoyo. No, I’m talking about Lola, [Read more…]
  • Two Old Fools in Turmoil is on Amazon
    The deadline was Christmas, and we made it with time to spare! The fifth in the series, Two Old Fools in Turmoil, is on Amazon! If you order it now, you’ll get it at a discounted price and [Read more…]
  • Free Old Fools Photo Books, help yourself!
    Did you know that it costs the author if they include photos or pictures in their ebooks? Yes, we are charged a “delivery charge” for large files. I want to keep the price of my books [Read more…]
  • My magnetic granddaughter
    My littlest granddaughter, Winter, is walking now, and very mobile. She still pops everything in her mouth which is always a worry. [Read more…]
  • The Old Fools are back!
    Last year, when Joe was twice rushed into Intensive Care and put on a life-support machine, everything changed.   The shock was profound and his recovery has been slow and arduous. Thank [Read more…]
  • 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.
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