February 2018 – We’re in!!

Well after almost exactly 6 months and after viewing around 40 properties we have finally moved into our new home. As if to welcome us northerners the Andalucian area along with most of EspaƱa is experiencing a colder winter with masses of snow! So our panaramic view is of several mountain ranges all covered in […]

Alhambra and Science Park

Thanks to our Spanish Language School we had a school trip to Granada and this included our second visit to the Alhambra and this time we actually got to see the Palace, which was truly amazing. Unfortunately it has given Suzi several ideas she wants reproducing in and around our new cave. After a free […]

Archie’s arrival

Well this week saw our friend and mentor – Brian, head back to the United Kingdom and therefore we inherited our 2nd dog – Archie who is slightly larger than dog number 1 – Ken. See below: –   After some brief hiccups after one week we have two dogs that are happily sleeping in […]

A home at last!

We were out with our friends on a impromptu tour and we got the call we had waited for all day – our offer on a cave we saw on Thursday was accepted! The cave is located in the small hamlet of Fuenta Nueva (New Fountain) about eight Km from the historic town of Orce. […]

Madrid and Culture galore

Whilst Niall was over with us in September we went for a three day visit to Madrid which coincided with our 27th wedding anniversary. Madrid was wonderful, we stayed in a lovely airbnb right next door to the Reina Sofia art gallery in the bohemian art district of Madrid. The Trip to Madrid was by […]

Been a while!

Well Its been a while since my last post and a lot has happened since then: – We visited Madrid with Niall We saw a number of properties and fell for one ‘Off Grid’ We returned to England for 2 weeks We started Spanish lessons Of these I will deal with Madrid and our England […]

Interesting Week!

we have just had a week of mixed fortunes this week. On a positive note we have now got both our NIEs and Spanish bank accounts, the pets are registered with the vets and we had two wonderful days out with Niall – Granada (including the Alhambra) on Tuesday and then Fort Bravo on Thursday. […]


We have fallen extremely lucky in our next door neighbour to our rental cave – Brian (I think Suzi has adopted him as an extended family member). He has been here for about 20 years and developed his and the ad-joining cave into beautiful living areas rich in outside areas and, at the last count, […]