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Annie's World - Life in Bulgaria Part 1
  I hope you have been enjoying Dominic's insight into life in Bulgaria. I thought it was time you heard it from a female perspective. I am Dominic's long suffering partner (his words not mine). From his blog you will know that I am still stuck in the 'Land of my fathers' otherwise known as the pretty shitty city of Swansea (maybe I should not say that - don't want to put perspective buyers off!).

Anyway, even though my visits are brief I have fallen in love with Bulgaria.

Our Bulgarian story started in August 2008. In our 1000 ford escort estate packed full of stuff and 2 drugged cats we made our way through Europe. This is not a journey for the faint hearted - it tests relationships (especially if you take the word of the Sat Nav as God). After 3 days of no sleep, no washing and junk food we arrived at our new home, no electric, no water - just a shell of a home. Girls, this is why men need us - Wet wipes and candles - problem solved. Yip, I was a girl guide.

For the first couple of days we were left alone by the locals. At first we thought they were not to keen on the invasion by the Brits however over the next couple of days the hand waving, staring kids and gifts of food began. For those of you who have travelled you know always to carry a phrase book with you, have a love of playing charades (explaining a wheelbarrow at one DIY shop was challenging!) and accept that you will be stared at.

Shouting in slow English DOES NOT work, please do not do it.

For the first couple of weeks we spent our days chasing documents, clearing the house and garden and generally moaning about how hot it was. At nights, we would sit in the garden with our 2 litre bottles of beer, enjoying the wildlife, the peace and quiet and 'chav' free zone.

Surprisingly, it took Dom 3 weeks to find the pub. That would be the building next to the little shop we had yet to visit some 100 metres from our house!! The shame. A bit worse for wear Dom returns with invites for food and a fishing trip. Our integration into the village had begun.

Annies World Part 2 here


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