Like many of us Craig Briggs dreamt of living a different life, free from the stresses and strains of modern living. But unlike most of us, he decided to pursue his dream… Journey To A Dream: A voyage of discovery from England’s industrial north...
Like many of us Craig Briggs dreamt of living a different life, free from the stresses and strains of modern living. But unlike most of us, he decided to pursue his dream.
In May 2002 Craig, his wife Melanie and their dog Jazz left their home town of Huddersfield in England’s industrial north and set off for Galicia: a remote and little known province in the northwest corner of Spain.
And so began their Journey To A Dream
With help from the locals, they quickly settled in to their new relaxed lifestyle but the search for a new home soon changed that. They encounter a freelance estate agent of dubious character and after several failed attempts to buy a house are forced to reassess their goals.
Worse follows; a brush with the law, a builder who refuses to work, a swimming pool that floats, and the mysterious disappearance of their life savings. The spectre of a penniless return to England with their dream in tatters hovers over them.
But this Yorkshireman is made of sterner stuff.
Join Craig, Melanie, and Jazz along a colourful, bumpy, and sometimes dangerous journey and immerse your senses in the sights, sounds, and tastes along the way.
5-star Amazon reviews:
“Journey to a Dream is highly recommended as a thoroughly enjoyable read, possibly even better if the reader is acquainted with the area of Galicia.“
“Craig Briggs deftly tells his story, crafting a humorous yet humbling memoir; proving that you can take the Yorkshire man out of Yorkshire but ….“