Life in a Dol house BLOG

This Blog began in 2014 as a way to keep in touch with family and friends. Gradually more people wanted to read the Blog and so it went from being a weekly email, to an on-line page.

Over time we used different platforms until in January 2019 when we moved to our own dedicated pages. Past years blogs will be added, but it will take time…


Life in a Dol house is about the daily trials and tribulations, successes and failures and the mundane minutia of modernising an old Croatian farm house and smallholding. This is on a beautiful Adriatic island, and is about our making it productive again.

Each week you are invited to join us in our adventures on a small plot of land in this quiet backwater. Here, where the pace of life is still regulated by the passage of the sun across the sky each day and the season of the year.

Below are our most recent Blogs. Just click on any link to open a new page.

Fast is fine – 2021/18
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Another job this week has been removing and folding the shade netting which has surrounded the citrus trees since November. It left an almost weed free area under the trees.

Excited by a worm – 2021/17
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As the seasons advance, so the flowers change. From the early spring varieties, to later annuals, like the scarlet Poppy.

Bobcat in the Courtyard – 2021/16
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Some of the most spectacular flowers only show for a few days in the spring, then they are gone. Like these Arum, known as “Lords and Ladies”

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