This book tells the true experiences of a retired couple who spend most
of their retirement in Spain for the sun and the mild climate. This
includes the building of their dream home. Despite all the difficulties,
it is the greatest adventure of their lives.
After more than a year of construction, they move into their ‘casa’.
They make a checklist of repairs and improvements. Yes, German
attention to detail does sometimes get in the way. They move into two
further building phases and quickly learn to deal with craftsmen. But
coping with the local authorities almost brings them to despair.
Finally, they are forced to survive an armed robbery. Read this book and
learn how and whether they managed it.
Similarities with people, names and locations are purely coincidental and unintentional.
This book was written to show people in the prime of life, that it
is possible to handle and master new tasks even beyond 60. You need only
a partner who pulls in the same direction, courage, the will, the
stamina, the money and a sense of adventure. At least that is the
opinion of Dorothee and Alexander.
The spring-, summer-, and autumn-time of my life
presents my print- and ebook:
"I schould have been a cat, because ... for me ... one life is not enough!"
At 68, Dorothee Sargon had a daydream which inspired her to begin
writing her special story. For her, life was exciting, full of
adventure, often stressful and she was often faced with new challenges.
She learned to excel in many professions, including those usually
associated with men. In this intriguing story, both funny and sad,
Dorothee recounts experiences from her private and professional life
showing how she carved her successful path through life. The word
'surrender' is not in her vocabulary, so she has continued on her way,
even if sometimes the road seemed rocky and hopeless. Dorothee has
worked as a Management Apprentice, Shorthand Typist and Clerk; Au Pair
in America; Administrator, Secretary and Personal Assistant. She has
managed and run a bicycle shop and a newsagents; has worked as a
self-employed Beautician; and a Specialist Teacher for Sports Massage;
and, together with her husband and also alone, she has owned and run a
petrol station. And, as well as undertaking many full-time jobs, she
has managed to cope with all that life has thrown at her as a little
girl during and after the war, a young woman growing up, a wife, a
mother and a grandmother. Looking back, she says: "For me, one life is