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Life in Culebrón is a very British view of life in a small village in Alicante province, my experience of Spain, of Spaniards and sometimes of the other Britons who live nearby. The tabs beneath the header photo link to other blogs written whilst I was living in other parts of Spain, to my articles written for the now defunct TIM magazine and to my most recent photo albums.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Advice on trying to complete building work some 750kms away

Don't try it. That's my advice.

We rather hoped that we could stay in Culebrón over the Christmas break and even sort the place out a bit. So we have been trying to get someone to finish the work on the house before the holiday. We have had numerous conversations with various builders and several subcontractors. 

In the process of doing this several people have been upset. Also, despite being told that we had X amount to spend the builder, that we eventually asked to do most of the work, has taken absolutely no notice and done X plus 60% worth of work. I'm sure he thought it was some sort of game of bluff and that we had a little extra salted away. Unfortunately for both of us we were telling the truth. 

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