Well March started with very stormy weather so if the saying is correct ‘In like a Lion out like a Lamb’ April should start off with nice weather. After Suzi’s sister went home we had a couple of nice days and I got on with planting my fruit trees – Cherry, Quince, Pomegranate, Paraguayo and…Continue reading March 2018 – Spring, Easter and Starting the garden
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 España is experiencing a colder winter with masses of snow! So our panaramic view is of several mountain ranges all covered in…Continue reading February 2018 – We’re in!!
Although we are not yet in our new home, and wont be until the end of January, we are getting ready for Christmas. In Spain Christmas is a fairly big deal as you would expect in a Catholic country, but is not such a commercial event. It is called Navidad and is slightly more intense…Continue reading getting ready for our first Spanish Yule
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…Continue reading Alhambra and Science Park
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…Continue reading Archie’s arrival
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.…Continue reading A home at last!
Our friend and mentor Brian is moving back to the UK to be with his lovely partner Gill and so we decided to take them out for lunch before Gill goes back on Sunday. Brian picked a restaurant in Castril, a town we had never been to, and then decided to give us a tour…Continue reading Castril with Brian and Gill
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…Continue reading Madrid and Culture galore
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…Continue reading Been a while!
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.…Continue reading Interesting Week!