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

Slow Cooker Spiced Mirabelle Plum Chutney

The Mirabelle plum is a French speciality but it grows in Spain and the UK too. This type of plum is small, oval, yellow and deliciously sweet. They are great when just picked… Continue reading

My New Swing

We moved into our new house last week.  Our Casita, our ‘wee house’.  Deep in the Spanish Campo (countryside), surrounded by hundreds and hundreds of olive trees.  An escape from the rat race,… Continue reading

Escaping the Rat Race – A New Chapter

We have been in our new house-sit for just over a week.  We moved away from the the beautiful beaches of Andalusia, the hustle and bustle of the touristic Costa del Sol and… Continue reading

La Carrera de la Felicidad

The race of happiness takes place during September in the town of Torrox in the Malaga province.  A 5k fun run for all through the narrow streets. Spectators throw coloured flour at the… Continue reading