Renovation Eight Begins: Braeside Road

Renovation 8 has begun! We may still be in in the middle of Project Pego, our 6th renovation, and Project 7, our 1950’s Cheltenham Caravan renovation, but all hands are now on deck. We have an 8 week timeframe to turn this run down semi into a beautiful family home.……

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Pego Update: Month Four

The same day we arrived in Pego last month I had to book the next available flight back to Southampton. Although I went back to Pego to help (read: choose fixtures via Project Pego Update: Month 4 — The Metcalfe Memoir

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Renovation Seven Begins: A Cheltenham Puku Caravan Renovation

Our 7th renovation project has begun – we’ve just bought an iconic 1958 Cheltenham Puku caravan to restore.  Darren and I hadn’t even heard of Cheltenham caravans up until a week ago, but a friend suggested we get one.  And in true Metcalfe fashion, we did just that.  On Thursday, we…

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Green Kitchen Inspiration

I decided I wanted a green kitchen for our Spanish town house the first time that we viewed it.  For a while now, I’ve had an image of mint and copper in my mind, although a very bright green kitchen also appeals. I’ve spent a fair bit of time pursuing the internet…

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Pego Progress: Month Three

Month three of Project Pego. Wow! Our Spanish townhouse renovation has been hard going this trip. When we arrived just over four weeks ago I though I was going to have a full on melt down. We’d just come back to Spain after spending the summer in our clean, warm……

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Our Sixth Renovation Begins: A Video Tour

Darren and I have just started our sixth renovation project.  This time, our task is to renovate a two bedroom Spanish town house in Pego, an hours drive from either Alicante or Valencia.  After mum bought her own villa in the town, we pursued the local estate agents online, and fell in…

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