Category Archive: Family

Embracing Changes

After the shock of our youngest boy, Mayhem being seriously ill, we quit our jobs, quit the rat race and moved our family to Spain to seek out a simpler life.  This is how… Continue reading

The best playground in Spain..?

Antequera in Andalucia has so much to offer, the wonderful old town, Alcazaba, Lovers Rock, the Dolmens, weird rocks in the nearby El Torcal Natural park and a lagoon home to flamingos, all… Continue reading

Valentino the Shepherd

We met Valentino when we were out for a walk with the boys, down at Rio Pesquera, near to the small village of Zagra, in the Granada Province of Andalucia, Spain.  We have… Continue reading

Ten Tips for Hiking & Walking with Young Children

We try to get out for a walk every day, even if it’s only a short walk in our campo (countryside).  We have the luxury of wonderful weather, most days (yes it does… Continue reading

Slide, Bounce, Hop

It is always a great pleasure to watch the boys at a park, playing anyway they choose; having some spontaneous fun supported just by some space and simple structures.  No structure, no rules,… Continue reading

Chaos the Threenager turns Four

It is difficult to believe that you are now four years old.  It seems like you have been with us forever; so hard to imagine what life was like before you finally came… Continue reading

Fun at Torrox Costa

The boys had a great time playing on this new huge Gaudi-esq undulating tiled installation which spreads along the the Carr. de Algeria and Av. de Andalucia in Torrox Costa, Malaga, Andalucia. This… Continue reading

The Olive Pickers

The quiet campo (countryside) in the hills above Granada, Andalucia, suddenly spring to life at the end of December.  Christmas and the festive season takes second place for most, as harvesting the olives… Continue reading

Farewell 2016, Happy New Year!

This year has been a truly amazing year for our little tribe.  We started off the year living in peaceful central Portugal, then made the move to Spain for our next housesitting assignment.… Continue reading

Merry Christmas

This year we are in Spain for Christmas, enjoying the run-up to Christmas we have done tonnes of Christmassy things, trying to spend quality time with the boys, rather than spending loads of… Continue reading