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.

  • Official. 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…]
  • Alice, one hundred years old
    If you have read Two Old Fools in Spain Again, you may remember that the Salvation Army contacted us and introduced us to Alice. [Read more…]
  • Don’t Do It Like This!
    Ever dreamed of a new life in Spain? These three hilarious bestsellers might make you think again. This Kindle boxset is on pre-order at a massive discount. Grab it before 6th June 2018!  ***** [Read more…]
  • Let me autograph your ebook!
    Did you know that I can now autograph your ebooks? Sounds impossible, doesn’t it? If you have read any of my books and you have them on your reading device, I’d love to sign them for you. [Read more…]
  • 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…]
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