In a previous post I shared a rough plan for our first few years here at Finca Bravo. In this post I want to talk a bit more about the benefits of having a rough plan and why and when it can be useful to create a draft plan even when you don’t have a lot of information to go by.Continue reading “What is a rough plan, why does it matter and how to create one?”
Strawberry season is here so I thought it would be a great time to whip up this alcohol-infused jam! This soft-set recipe reminds me of summers in London with Wimbledon, market stands selling strawberries everywhere and where it was always Pimm’s o’clock (at least for me). For those of you who don’t know, Pimm’s is a popular summer drink in England. It’s gin based and it is served with lemonade (I prefer orange or lemon soda), chopped fruits such as oranges and strawberries, cucumber, mint leaves and ice.
You can also use gin instead or if you don’t like the idea of having alcohol in your jam just omit it and add some finely chopped mint.
This jam would be perfect to serve with ice-cream, on toast or scones or with some yogurt and granola for breakfast. Mmm!Continue reading “How to make Strawberry and Pimm’s Jam”
How to live a simple life with little money? This question came up a lot when Patricia and I were discussing our plan to move to Spain to live a simpler, cheaper and more fulfilling life. But choosing a simpler life doesn’t mean you have to cut back on everything or that you need to choose between living your life or saving up money. In this blog post I will go over 5 simple ways we have used to save money but that are also fun (and healthy!) in its own right:Continue reading “5 ways you can save money when living a simpler life”
We certainly haven’t got a complete plan for the coming years but sometimes it’s good to force yourself to put your ideas to paper. So here is our rough plan for the next 3 years or so, don’t be surprised if this all goes completed haywire after a few months of actually living at Finca Bravo:Continue reading “A rough plan for the next 3 years”