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

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

Sierra de Loja Cuevas

Towering 1670 meters above the city of Loja,  Granada are the Sierra de Loja.  A huge mountain range which dominates and provides a beautiful backdrop for the city. The Sierra is best known… Continue reading

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Ronda, Spain

Ronda, Spain with Toddlers in Tow Ronda is a stunningly located hilltop city in the Malaga province in beautiful Andalusia, Spain.  With around 35,000 living there, it is a small city with a friendly… Continue reading

El Balcón del Coño, Ronda

Ronda is the mountaintop city of dreams located in Spain’s Malaga province, Andalusia. One of Spain’s oldest cities popular with Hemingway and Orson Welles. This little balcony close to the Alameda park has to… 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

Puente Nuevo-Ronda,  Spain

Ronda is an ancient hilltop city just over an hours drive from Malaga in beautiful Andalucia, Southern Spain.  The Puente Nuevo,  or New Bridge, built in 1793, divides the casco antiguo, old town… Continue reading

Spanish Style Tomatoes for Breakfast- Pa amb Tomaquet

Pa am Tomaquet is origionally a Catalan dish and has spread throughout Spain to the point where any breakfast establishment we have been to has Pan con Tomate or similar (Bread with tomato)… Continue reading