Last Friday of March and Erica‘s last Friday theme is: If you won 10 million [Swedish crowns] – what would you do? What is the absolute first thing you would do?
At first I thought that I would of course do what many others have already mentioned – pay off debts (student debts in my case), travel and maybe buy a home. But I wanted to show some photos, it is after all show and tell, and then I knew what I would do:
I would use the money to renovate some of the old buildings in Spain – in O’s village there are just far too many crumbling houses and it makes my heart bleed to see how they are not taken care of. Instead people build new buildings next to the derelict ones!
Not a very good photo to illustrate the decay but on the right there used to be a building – now there is just a wall
This house is in relatively good shape, at least from the outside… I love the green shutters
But this is very often how the buildings look – crumbling facades and half-ruins
I would buy this old factory building and maybe turn it into a hotel / Bed & Breakfast – no stress about profit if I have won 10 million!
The old palace had been crumbling for years and O recalls playing in the ruins as a child – it is now beautifully renovated and houses a restaurant, bar and hotel. That would be the model for my renovations!
This area of Spain is very beautiful with mountains (snow-covered in winter -usually until Easter) and valleys scattered with villages and almond & olive groves
There is an orchard behind the gate along the small stream – I’d like to have an orchard of my own!
I would grow olives, almonds, apples, figs…
You can always dream… Have a great weekend everyone!
The other Friday theme participants can be found here:
Anki, Anna, Anne, Annika, Cecilia, Christel, Desiree, Emma, Erica, IngaBritt, Jemaya, Jennie, Lena, Lena W, Leopardia, Lia, Mais-oui, Marianne, Marie, Marina, Marskatten, Mia, Mia D, Millan, Moster Mjölgumpa, Musikanta, Nilla, Petra H, Saltis, Sara, Simone, Sparkling, Strandmamman, Taina, Under Ytan, Victoria, Victoria V and Västmanländskan.