Blogs from Dobrich, Dobrich Province, Bulgaria, Europe


Europe » Bulgaria » Dobrich Province » Dobrich January 18th 2014

Long time no converse but something has cropped up that may be relevant to people moving to Bulgaria. If you are still legally married (even if separated) any purchase you make in your name automatically entitles the partner to half share.!!Plus ,even more invidious, if they die, the government automatically inherits their half!! Hard to believe but I found this out yesterday! Buyer beware as they say particularly as you no longer need to have a company to buy cars or property.Buying for your company (as the sole shareholder) is the only way to block this archaic ruling. I still love Bulgaria and have no regrets ,just wish I could divorce the rules from the people!!LOL... read more

Europe » Bulgaria » Dobrich Province » Dobrich July 10th 2013

Yes I made it back here in record time from Dunkirk.Car behaved perfectly and no hassle from Serbian officials at the border crossings. Diversions at Sofia and V.Turnovo complicated and tortuous but negotiated. All the animals were delighted to see me as were the 'family'. POOL RE-ESTRABLISHED. Only chemicals to add and it will be ready for use.Cover a great improvement re debris. Lucerne 3rd crop ready to cut and loads of baby chicks,turkeys and 2 kids arrived whilst I was away. 2 thunderstorms have helped veg grow and sun is back each day with temperatures between 27 - 32 daytime and 15 -18 in the evenings. Lovely to be back!... read more
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Europe » Bulgaria » Dobrich Province » Dobrich February 28th 2012

Unfortunately meta's son was sent to prison for minor offences for 5 months.So the first visiting day (last Sunday) I went down.I was informed we needed to be outside at 8am,which meant an early start at 6 to get all pets done (both houses) grab a coffee and leave by 7,since we had to take the longer route owing to heavy-icy melt water on the back road. This i accomplished by 8.02 after a diversion,in Varna, when M misremembered the instructions. We parked up within sight of the prison and carried the bags to meet his wife and other friends. Some delay ensued as people tried to sort/organise how to get everything in, and I was dispatched to find bread.Basically the only place available was far away so I returned without but was glad to find ... read more
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Europe » Bulgaria » Dobrich Province » Dobrich January 2nd 2012

I had to double check that Sept entry was indeed the last. Much has happened in Boyana but more especially on this the latest return to UK. I set off on the 1st of December to head again for Dunkirk to catch a ferry early am on the 3rd. I had reduced the time to accomodate the new route thru Serbia which cut nearly 3/4's of a day off the romanian route. I hoped that, car trouble not withstanding, it would still allow sufficient time for completing the drive. This was proven when 38 hrs after leaving Boyana I was in the last French services just outside Dunkirk,with a further 10 hrs till the ferry !! I had not stinted on sleep or comfort stops so it would seem that there is time indeed for unforseen ... read more

Europe » Bulgaria » Dobrich Province » Dobrich September 15th 2011

Short review to keep all up to date. Jo and Eamon got home safely and keep in contact. G has garnished tops of their corn leaving a series of stalks and cobs looking remarkably like flamingos! Mine will be done soon.Early tom plants are to be cleared to allow rotovation of the soil. we are also working out how best to use our various peices of land. Lots of horse,goats and sheep fodder this year with more to come.With the cobs we should not need to buy any fodder!! Rakia goes on with the last of the plums getting the addition of peaches after the high winds we have had.Weather is still scorching with daily temps of 25 - 40 degrees and down to 20 each night.Not comfy and the pool remains my lifeline.Another dose of ... read more

Europe » Bulgaria » Dobrich Province » Dobrich April 23rd 2009

Where to start? I suppose that the first thing was J+J's visit was great if short and the new company registration was completed.Still need to transfer propertyat Yunets to it. Went down to check out how this had overwintered and found it had been broken into .There followed a trying 4 days of insurance cover contact,police statements and eventually it was OK'd to get the work done.Still attempting to contact Phil and Mary to get Stan to look at what needs to be done,hopefully Sun(26th).J+J being back for a further 5 weeks they hope to meet me there. To my own life here.Despite chronic back ache and muscle strain from redecorating and tidying Lizard house I am now recovered and reasonably fit again. I had been contacted by the village mayor substitute re possibly letting lizard ... read more

Europe » Bulgaria » Dobrich Province » Dobrich February 26th 2008

With the houses and myself on mend I belatedly turned my attention to Bottie,made especially important at the first hint of pungent smell from flowers on porch!! He has got himself linked with the other look alike female (M's) and I am just hoping that it's at the just good friends stage or it will be like locking the stable door----!!Anyway I have just come from the vet's in Dobrich and I will collect him tomorrow.He is also getting wormed and when we go back for his stiches to come out he will get his multiple injection for usual problems and rabies. Quite remarkably the o'nite and op comes to only 47Lv -tho' for Bulgarians I understand why there are so many unneutered cats and dogs. I also found my new (all gas )cooker for 24 ... read more

Europe » Bulgaria » Dobrich Province » Dobrich October 27th 2007

Whilst I took a break from revising I wanted to write this in Boyana .Wouldn't accept password so went into my supergran addres.Never read blogs once on the net but couldn't resist a look over them. Fascinating what you forget!!Nice to have permanent reminder - but in reading them I discovered that i was talking about finishing outstanding building work in Aug.Now late oct and motivated by the need to complete alterations by 23/11 (when I start return journey, Valisar hopes to finish roof of 24 and alterations in structure of 2 upstairs rooms(at least sufficiently for me to move new furniture up from bedroom/CELLAR.GIVEN THAT HE HAS TO INSTALL PLUMING FROM SCRATCH AM GLAD THAT NEW BATH AND WC SHOULD BE BEING DELIVERED!!No won't say that too loud as with my luck they will default.Tried ... read more

Europe » Bulgaria » Dobrich Province » Dobrich October 21st 2007

How to describe the feeling of being back in command I don't know better than the title.With more positive reinforcement from tutor and a lot of dedicated revision i managed to start Lesson Five on Friday(time). Part of this was the seclusion I got from going to Yunets Thurs/Fri(am). Trial run for Bottie being fed by Meta also. Byala beach provided a superb start to my revision as the sun beat down on the recumbent form on the pink lilo and with not a sole insight a clotheless one! However the temptation to just sunbathe took over and with the exception ofhaving to be decadent as a solitary fisherman passed on the beach I felt all the tension leave. It was after all 27oC which ain't bad on the 18th of Oct.!! That night I unlocked ... read more

Europe » Bulgaria » Dobrich Province » Dobrich October 16th 2007

Well do you ever have one of those 'lurid' moments when you wonder what you've done, ---I did yesterday when my 4th Bulgarian lesson came to a blank mind and even those words I had learnt I couldn't recall under questioning!! Should have one 2morow(utre) but have postponed till Fri to see if 2 extra days revision will get me back on track.Part of the problem is that as my UCHITEL put it we are entering the real bulgarian and he reckons I have done extremely to get here in the time I 've had class and been in the country.As he said the mistakes I make are being made by Bulgarians all the time and they don't know any better!Cold comfort unfortunately when one is trying to learn sufficient to speak to all(official and conversational) ... read more

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