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.

  • 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.
  • 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…]
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