Maureen and I enjoyed 35 years together, sharing the dream that one day we’d find a place and way of life as special as El Pocito. Thankfully she got to see it happen. Now I need someone who feels the same to carry that on.
Spanish/ or at least speak spanish/ want to teach themselves.
Creative, and driven by that (a brilliant knitter would be an added bonus).
Believe in the importance of putting down roots in a place, as well as wanting to lead a simpler/ healthier/ more self-sufficient/ sustainable/ and rewarding life.
Practical and positive in outlook.
Love cooking/ growing food (for which an interest/ experience in keeping livestock would be very useful).
Want to take an active part in putting back something into the local community (Almonaster la Real).
Have enough in common with me to make this work for at least another 35 years (see list below).
And what do they get in return?
An equal share in El Pocito.
Me. Born on the 8th March 1956, in South London. 6’1″ (185 cm). Currently about 10 stone (59 kg) and far too thin. Keep my balding head shaved.
food – am always hungry and will eat virtually anything. Especially enjoy curries & spicy food/ pasta/ pastries & cakes/ chocolate/ desserts (the measure of a great meal)/ plus all the usual suspects like twiglets/ crème eggs/ chocolate hobnobs/ speciality flavoured crisps… waking up next to someone a bed high up under the ceiling the smell of wooden cabins hot chocolate at RIVER CITY CAFÉ (Powell River, British Columbia) accompanied by their three-berry slice portuguese pastel de nata cakes good neighbours the smell of freshly caught fish (especially Newlyn, Cornwall) people who are original in thought and deed Penzance/ Covent Garden/ Camden Town/ & Paris in the 1970s bicycle trailers Nacho Suárez Obel’s photos bright vibrant colours cats gardening handmade by me or others things to work properly meals out with other people bargains and second-hand repairing broken or discard items reading click here to download list films very important spring-time music click here to download list physical intimacy but only in a permanent relationship espresso coffee without sugar/ milk graphic design interior design magazines making books learning spanish living abroad walking home in the dark through the forest living well away from other people learn how to take honey from my bees teaching english to adults photography/ making films writing with a fountain pen having lots of coloured pencils/ wax crayons/ pens to draw with alternative living magazines incense hats cycling instead of walking using natural materials writing and receiving letters original designed fabric thick wool jumpers corduroy shirts/ trousers to one day own a genuine harris tweed jacket ancient south american design the street markets and hardware shops of Northern Portugal flannel sheets second-hand bookshops and record shops eating in season beachcombing real French croissants thrift stores wearing socks in bed being around older people vintage motorcycles pedro jiminez sweet wine/ mead/ & aguardiente (coffee flavour) vinyl LPs handmade socks & fingerless gloves tartan scarves the sound the frogs make in the grey-water pond making xmas cards & presents for friends having odd bits of crockery illustrated children’s books Amsterdam Feria district in Sevilla Main Street Vancouver real cream ice-cream the smell of lime flowers and orange blossom learn how to snowboard fresh figs working in the garden before the sun rises people with a passion giving back and foot massage
all sundays living alone microwave ovens Eckhart Tolle/ Michael Reynolds/ Bill Mollinson & all the other self-appointed gurus/ experts in dodgy alternative ideas, and getting rich off it GPs swimming being cold the radio reliance on cars towns and cities bullfighting SEPRONA smoking drugs same-sex bar culture strong artificial smells like washing detergent/ shower gel/ perfume dog shit how horribly thin I have got since Maureen died holidays/ travel except to visit friends driving except to Portugal cooking religion politics wasting money or time people who say what they think you want to hear sport tv newspapers crowds complementary medicine any kind of business other than self-employed the national health service “fashion” or “followers” walking/ hiking ex-pats anyone in “authority”/ bureaucracy hippies swimming pools supermarkets & processed food wild boar & deer children feeling sad dust & dusting late nights make-up & hair products getting up in the morning mobile phones earning money being trapped indoors IKEA painted finger or toe nails hairdressers heels on shoes/ boots worrying about money working with cement dishwashers microwaves poetry flamenco watches piercings & tattoos architects nationalism cafetiere coffee british tea sports/ lounge wear cds pastel colours handbags charities royalty the infernal combustion engine shopping centres
Look forward to hearing from you.
Phil Rooksby, EL POCITO, Oficina de Correos, Almonaster la Real, 21350, Huelva, Spain.