Category Archive: Family

A Simpler Life at Christmas

We’ve always loved Christmas, I mean really loved Christmas.  Even pre-children we had our tree up way before the beginning of December.  Now we have two gorgeous boys we have even more reason… Continue reading

Stunning Sierras

The wonderful weather this week in Andalusia, so clear and bright, has provided us with amazing views of the Sierras that surround our home.  Each time we drive on the winding road down the A-4154 road towards… Continue reading

Mezquita de Córdoba

The Mezquita de Córdoba, or the Mosque Cathedral of Córdoba, Spain is a magical place.  A national monument,  world heritage site and a site of outstanding universal value.   A great example of moorish architecture… Continue reading

Walnuts

Of all the nuts walnuts are one of my favourites. The fruit and veg stalls in the local indoor markets in Portugal sold several varieties; one particular stall holder used to squeeze them… Continue reading

Riofrio

Riofrio is a small town an hours drive from Granada, 5kms from Loja, Spain.  It is a town of two rivers, the Rio Frio,  from which the then gets its name and the… Continue reading

Birthday Boy

Mayhem was two years old yesterday.  We had a great family celebration; soft play in the morning then onto a local agricultural show and then party time all afternoon! As we live in… Continue reading

Now You Are Two

The first year of your life was pretty full on.  We didn’t have the time to reflect and enjoy as much as we should have as you were ill, really ill and we… Continue reading

Exploring the Ermita

When you go exploring in the Spanish campo you can be sure of a few surprises.  A sign for an Ermita, a small church, just 300 meters from the winding tarmaced road ends… Continue reading

Exploring Castles – Zagra, Spain

Zagra is a picturesque white washed village nestled in the hills, an hours drive away from the beautiful city of Granada.  The tiny village feels like the ‘real Spain’, truly unspoilt by tourism.… Continue reading

Our Veggie Patch

We have been here in the mountainous Granada province of Spain for just over two weeks now.  We are deep in the Spanish Campo (countryside), totally engulfed and surrounded by Olive groves.  The… Continue reading