Moros y Cristianos Fiestas

  Summer is finally here in Spain and the fiestas are in full swing with the ‘Moors and Christians’. This is the key fiesta in Mojacar and having been told how good it is, we went on the final day and were not disappointed. It was fabulous! Here is the history bit… It is to remember […]

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Two years on…

It has been two years since moving to our cortijo here in Los Chopos and we thought that we would take time out to reflect on the good, the bad and downright mad!   ‘Manana’ means tomorrow or more likely, ‘possibly tomorrow or possibly not’. ‘Let’s have a cafe con leche’ means let’s sit and […]

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Another gem discovered!

  We have discovered the Secret Garden and Mo­roc­can Tea House, Casa Mor­isca at Crevillente.     The owner, whose dream was to bring a little piece of Morocco to Spain, moved from Granada and began by buying a piece of land which had a small house and as the story goes one palm tree. […]

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Chilled to the End

  This month’s blog is a very personal account of our dog, Freddie, who has sadly passed away at the grand old age of thirteen. If you are not a dog lover then you may find this account a tad boring but for those of you who are, and understand how dogs with their unconditional […]

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Every picture tells a story…

Believe it or not, we do actually get ‘seasons’ here in Spain, although a bit mixed up. In the autumn the plants come back to life after a long hot summer and the desert becomes green again. Never expected to take this photo! We had sleet but fortunately Los Chopos was just below the snow […]

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My recreational drug!

Finally, after months of saying ‘when I get time I would love to… ’ I confess I have an addiction! I attend a great little art class in beautiful Bedar which is a typical Andalucian village set in the hillside with stunning views out to the Mediterranean.  What more could I need to inspire me […]

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Barking at Sunset

  Yes, this is me, Freddie promenading in Garrucha. All of the other dogs here are tiny so I feel like a bit of a celebrity as everyone wants to stroke me and my master and mistress have asked me to tell my story. This was my excellent life in England. Friends to walk and […]

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Our hidden gem, Antas

Let me take you on a tour of our fabulous local town of Antas which is just a few kilometers from us and twenty minutes from the coast. Our little pueblo of Los Chopos and nearby pueblos of Jauro, Aljariz, El Real, Los Raimundos to name but a few, are all in fact part of […]

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Granada

When so many people tell you a place is great, there is always a chance that your expectations will be too high but Granada doesn’t disappoint at all!! Set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Andalucia and only a two and a quarter beautiful drive from us.Of course, we stopped on route […]

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Our Cortijo one year on…

Almost everyday we are doing work on our Spanish home as this was always our planned project. But then everyday we see more we need or would like to do!! Our love for our house can occasionally be bitter sweet when starting a job creates another. Painting walls, is just a small example, where it is […]

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