The oil business

Now the land in Croatia has been sold, the knock on ripple effects (excuse the double pun) of the Tsunami are finally over. The decision to build a house on Vis in Croatia was taken shortly after arriving and finding the planning dept was closed…. a few weeks after arriving in Egypt… and finding the planning dept was closed, a few weeks after finding the planning dept in Arugam Bay had suddenlty relocated 1 mile inland and was also… closed. We decided not to take a risk in Egypt and well, when we arrived in Vis… we did…and it backfired on us. But now a nice guy called Martin has bought the land on Vis for his ‘mom’ and we move on. The decisions we now make in our lives are now thought through carefully and because we want to, not made ‘on the run’. We feel we have made some very sound decisions recently and… if buying 7 tonnes of olives… means I have to eat olive salad covered in lashing of olive oil for the next ten years, I 100% admit, ‘Rodney you plonker’ it seemed like a bloody good idea at the time. Yes… we can say “we are in the oil business” we started a week ago. We have a stall outside a friends house and we buy olives by the ‘Sa’ ( Siwan measurement for olives around 2 kilo’s). It’s all done the way it’s always been done for 1000’s of years and once we have filled a barrel with 70 kilos we fill it with salty water that has the highly technical check...