The Move

The move on the 16th January was quite bizarre because the access to both properties was difficult due to the recent heavy rains.

Two friends of ours from Guajar Alto – Antonio Campozo, with his Mercedes Sprinter van, and Mark Rosser turned up at our old house at 0800. The van became stuck below the house but Mark managed to pull it out with his pick-up truck. The next, larger van, which came from near our new location, turned up at 0930 and got stuck in the gate to our drive, but Mark came to the rescue again and was able to pull it through. When Antonio arrived at the new house, he attempted to cross the river, which was in flood, and became stuck  in the mud on the opposite bank. Fortunately, there was a Land Rover 0n hand to tow him up. The second van driver would not attempt the crossing so all our furniture was deposited on to the side of the road. Our new neighbour’s son, Stephen Mohammed, forded the river with his big dumper truck and relayed the furniture to the house.

Meanwhile, the larger van had to return to Guajar Alto to collect one more load, and by the time it had returned, it was 2100; that meant we were unloading furniture onto the dumper in pitch darkness.

On the following Monday, Rufi, an intrepid Spanish lorry driver, braved the river with the first load of building materials. Other builder’s merchants would not attempt the crossing. Once again, Stephen, who is also helping with the building work, assisted  with his dumper. It was a beautiful day and we were able to enjoy the views from our land.

Rufi delivering materials

Stephen and his dumper

View from our land


About Margaret Merry

I grew up in Falmouth, Cornwall, England where, after leaving Falmouth High School, I spent a year at Falmouth School of Art. Then followed three years at Hornsey College of Art in London where I obtained a Diploma in Art and Design. I then spent a post-graduate year at the West of England College of Art in Bristol where I gained an Art Teacher?s Diploma and a Certificate in Education of the University of Bristol. I lived and worked in Truro for over 30 years and became one of Cornwall's most popular artists. My paintings have been exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Paris and London and have been bought by collectors from all over the world. I have published 4 books which became local bestsellers - 'The Natural History of a Westcountry City', 'Margaret Merry's Cornish Garden Sketchbook', 'Sea & Sail' and 'Tidal Reaches'. In 2002 I moved to Spain and now live pn a small farmer the town of Alhabia in the Alpujarra Almeriense in the Province of Almeria. I now get my inspiration from the dramatic scenery of Andalucia and its old cities, towns and villages which I usually capture in watercolour. I also enjoy portraiture and figurative art, particularly nudes and dancers. For these paintings I use artists' soft pastels. I have written and illustrated 3 children's books - The Wise Old Boar, The Lonely Digger and The Adventure of Princess The Pony - which have been published in the USA.
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