Airport lounging

  So, here I am sitting sipping my coffee at Almeria airport. I’m feeling a little apprehensive about my trip to the UK, and try to distract myself with a little people watching. We all love people watching, don’t we? And there seems to be almost a pattern of behaviour when flying so I couldn’t […]

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Summer fades to Autumn

  Just can’t believe my last post was over 2 months ago – sorry! Where did the wonderful summer go? A cruise, trip to England, watching the World Cup, partying at a few fiestas and days on the beach of course. Then, on the really scorching hot afternoons here, it was a case of sofa, […]

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Then and now…some of my favourite photos

  It’s July and as the searing sun beats down on Antas, the scenery looks more and more parched and desert like. (We’re about 80 kilometres from Tabernas Desert.)  So, I started looking back at photos I took a few weeks ago which led me to reminisce on how our garden has evolved in the […]

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Computer versus Common Sense?

Last week, I was sitting on a plane, thinking about my next blog post? I had been in England for a week and had enjoyed a glorious English summer (unusual). The countryside looked so green and lush and gardens were bursting with colour! Plus a few BBQs, country pubs and a tea party at my aunt and […]

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Chilled on fun deck!

  We decided to celebrate our birthdays (I forget which one now!) and our silver wedding anniversary with a special holiday. Chilling on fun deck and cruising out of Barcelona, taking in the South of France, Italy and Montenegro and finally back to Barcelona. We arrived mid-afternoon on the Friday and had our first mini […]

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Spanish Inquisition…

Hola Ezequiel, where were you born in Spain? I was born in Albox, Almeria province in Andalucía, Southern Spain. Albox is situated in the heart of the Almanzora Valley with the Mediterranean coast about 45 minutes away. Can you remember your favourite childhood memory growing up in sunny Spain? I have so many memories but […]

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If I was having a coffee right now……

If I was having a coffee right now, I would be sat on the front patio feeling the warmth of the winter sunshine here in Almeria. I would have my giant Cath Kidston powder blue floral mug full of nescafe. I would be looking at the lovely plants and ignoring the many weeds surrounding them. […]

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Feliz Navidad y Feliz Año Nuevo!

      Here in Spain, the Christmas and the New Year celebrations are slightly different those in the England. 22nd December – The day of the draw for the national Christmas lottery –  El gordo (the fat one). The draw goes on for most of the day, with many winning tickets and prizes varying […]

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Our first olive harvest!

It would seem that quality extra virgin olive oil is super healthy and, probably the healthiest fat in the world! Here’s why…   Protects Heart Health. Helps Fight Cancer. Helps with Weight Loss and Obesity Prevention. Supports Brain Health. Fights Mood Disorders and Depression. Great for Boosting Skin Health. Can Help Prevent or Treat Diabetes. […]

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Serón, Almeria

      So, there has to be a plus side to doing a 3rd year of level 1 at our Spanish lessons apart from revision! Yes, we are invited on the ‘school’ trips organized by the Casa de la Cultura in Antas. To date we have visited Cape Palos, La Manga, Murcia and last week Serón. […]

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