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.

Walking with secateurs – 2019/02
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Walking with secateurs This week: Local Walk; Citizen Science; Weeds again! Garden chores; I’ve been trying to get my car looked at by the local auto repairer – I hesitate to use the word engineer. Finally on Tuesday after three … Read More

It’s January – Siječanj! 2019/01
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It’s January – Siječanj! This week: New Year; Log fires; New Blog Platform; Plants; Well here we are in 2019! I hope your celebrations went off well and there was no over indulgence! There are some quaint traditions here around … Read More

Pruning with a Chain saw – 2018/52
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    Pruning with a chain saw 2018 – Week 52 This week: Time; Horticulture; History; Blogging A friend asked me this week where time goes to. There is no easy answer, whether you want the technical answer from A … Read More

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