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Yet Pres Bolsonaro insists he is “living proof” it works.Jul 25th, 2020 - 02:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
But apparently not in the now, 84,000 other cases.
So the science and the “experts” are clearly wrong, he knows better, obviously.
Dunning-Kruger effect or what.
Pugol-HJul 25th, 2020 - 09:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
There is so many confusing reports about what seems to many different variations of COVID19 virus. Now poor Spain is seemingly experiencing a second wave... Very saddening.
We have found instead the massive central living area of our farmhouse. The kitchen is fully operating and the living dining is completed. The bathrooms were earlier done and the former main living still remains a workshop, but we all are so pleased with the results.
Tomorrow we have a large family asado here and it will be great fun!
Last I heard they thought there are 6 distinct forms, in terms of symptoms or not.Jul 26th, 2020 - 03:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Spain, New Zealand, Australia and several more countries are experiencing second outbrakes.
This will probably continue, with diminishing severity, until they get a vaccine or there is widespread immunity in the population.
As yet here we have had a few local outbrakes which have been contained, no sign of a “second wave” so far.
Pleased to hear your building project is finally taking shape, I have heard of these “asado” barbecues, take one large cow wipe the arse pull the horns and cook.
Pugol-HJul 26th, 2020 - 05:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
I'm sitting here on the terrace watching a delightful chaos before our family feast.
Yes, what you hear and read seems to be reality. I also know that there are cases of people experiencing a COVID19 infection for the second time, so my antibodies does not protect me in the future.
Only ...one large cow...?
Actually, we're having today a small family affair this afternoon with roasted duck and goat, with an enormous quantity of salads and winter vegetables.
Today is the second time we've gathered our gypsy clan together since the pandemic.
When we have the planned Independence Week celebrations at the farm (September 18th), we will fire roast on steel crucifixes two sides of beef, two hogs and an enormous amount of side dishes including empanadas.
I've broken every financial rule I've learned over my adulthood. The farmhouse was an overdue smart move that had been carefully thought about for over a decade.
The two apartments were just financial exploitive-opportunistic serendipitous quick buys that I acted upon against my best indications... Now I've done it again, by assuming the repossessed car leases of four BMVs at an outrageous opportunity.
If you'll remember Madame's friend — now professionally repossesses the German cars for Williamson Balfour Motors (the former love interest of the owner of the two apartments we purchased). We prefer Japanese vehicles and have never driven BMVs as their cost is ridiculous. Their upkeep is also expensive, but Williamson Balfour has an obscene number of repossessed vehicles and they are liquidating. (We will be offered a reasonable opportunity to buy, but we will not keep them.)
The smart move is to use them as rental cars.
ChicureoJul 27th, 2020 - 05:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
I have been to Argentinian barbecues before, although not the full blown “asado”, which they told me usually involved roasting the belly, held up on sticks, next to a large fire.
At one in Florida they had a roasted leg of lamb and a lot of steaks, cooked to perfection and served with a very nice Argentinian red.
They put more meat on my plate than I would normally eat in A WEEK, with the hostess insisting I have more.
Property is usually a good bet in England as we are so short of houses (affordable), I rent a house out and as I have good tenants, I haven’t put the rent up in 10 years and have no intention of doing so.
I’m thinking your apartments are going to be more like holiday/short term lets?
With the cars, much more dodgy, especially as you say, with cost of everything for BMWs. However if the price is less than you can resell at then it’s a pretty safe bet.
I don’t know, but rental just sounds very, insurance to cover everything, legal liabilities/regulations, a lot of hassel and costs, but then I’m lazy.
Good luck with it either-way.
ChicureoJul 27th, 2020 - 06:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
I recently departed my much loved Mercedes 1994 Mercedes C class elegance.
Never missed a beat and cheap as cheap as chips with filters and oil.
I’ve treated myself to a new BMW X3 G01 Petrol.
It’s marvellous runs sedately when grandkids are in, but absolutely goes like stink when needed.
Agree with you on on costs. Recently cracked rear light lense £350.. ouch
But don’t plan to have it serviced at stealership ...
Pugol-H Eilean Siar JackJul 27th, 2020 - 10:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Your comment seems typical of BMW's mixed reputation, but we've negotiated an incredible deal. We are obligated to have the vehicles serviced by Williamson Balfour, but the cars are under full warranty and will not purchase at the end of the lease. (We prefer Japanese and have never done this type of business, but 2020 is a black swan.)
If you've ever experienced Spain's unusual dining hours, you can perhaps imagine the leisurely pace of yesterday's primary family meal. We sat down as a full clan for lunch after four in the cool overcast afternoon — feasted on a traditional Catalan style slow oven roasted baby goat along with an incredible reduced pomegranate sauce and caramelized red onions along with Occitan confit de canard (from ducks raised locally), along with pommes de terre à la sarladaise (beautifully dressed small Yukon potatoes crisply roasted in duck fat) to accompany a number of winter garden vegetables and salads. Desert was a simple array of goat cheeses and red Bartlett pears.
My son is a fanatical admirer of Caballo Loco from Viña Valdiveso of which we pulled several corks, along with Valdiveso champagne.
We're so pleased with our wonderful new farmhouse kitchen-dining-living great room, which was perfect for a large gathering to enjoy life together. It's a completely different home now — completely in the interior. The old grand living room is still unfinished, but all the bedrooms and bathrooms have been beautifully refurnished.
Regarding the apartments, Madame DeFarge has dictated they are solely for family and friends, which makes life far less complicated. (If we catastrophically lose a couple of harvests in the coming years, we'll perhaps have to reconsider.)
ChicureoJul 28th, 2020 - 11:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
“feasted on a traditional Catalan style slow oven roasted baby goat along with an incredible reduced pomegranate sauce and caramelized red onions along with Occitan confit de canard (from ducks raised locally), along with pommes de terre à la sarladaise (beautifully dressed small Yukon potatoes crisply roasted in duck fat) to accompany a number of winter garden vegetables and salads. Desert was a simple array of goat cheeses and red Bartlett pears”.
Mate, seriously, you are in the wrong job, give up farming and start a food/tourist business. (Try goose fat on the potatoes, just a suggestion for extra, extra crispiness).
“the apartments”, “are solely for family and friends”, OK but you can still charge albeit at a reduced rate?????
Lets hope that all them feasts also nutrute your spirit..., milico...Jul 29th, 2020 - 03:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0