Vinalopo Castles

by Brenda in Information, Living in Spain

Explore the castles and in the district of Vinalopó, in the province of Alicante. The history of these historic buildings goes back to the time of El Cid Campeador, the famous medieval knight, and the battles on the border between Moors and Christians during the Reconquest. We start our journey in the towns of Elda […]

Driving Miss Daisy…….or not!

by Karen in Living in Spain, Uncategorized

We bought our motor home last year and I have to say we make very good use of her, until the lockdown in March we would hop in and discover another area of Spain nearly every weekend. As most motorhomers will know it is quite normal to name your van and ours is called Daisy. […]

6 cats eat a lot of food

by Chris Thompson in Living in Spain

My weekly pilgrimage into our local town this morning. My sixth or seventh so far I think. I asked Maggie if she wanted to do it because she’s not been out of the house for 47 days now. She preferred not to.

Some ideas for a Spanish garden

by Brenda in Living in Spain

I love my garden!  At this time of year we are all enjoying our gardens and in Spain particularly.  The weather is lovely, warm but not hot. The countryside is green and vibrant, the trees and vines are beginning to leaf. We are lucky enough live in the countryside just outside of the town of Pinoso.  The views are of the olive trees and the pine clad hills.

The history behind the Traditional Jamón Ibérico

by Karen in food and wine, Living in Spain
Plate of Jamon

Spain is rich in history and culture, with many age-old traditions still being honoured to this day. This is quite noticeable in Spanish cuisine, where many recipes are unchanged from past generations. Additionally, the way that food is produced and prepared can be as important as the food itself. Traditional Spanish cuisine includes many delicious and elaborate dishes but Spaniards get the most pleasure from something quite simple such as jamón ibérico.

Natures classroom is on our doorstep

by Karen in Living in Spain

Save it or spend it – how will Covid-19 change your life?

by Brenda in Living in Spain, Spanish property market

I never thought that anything like this would or could happen during my brief existence on earth. This period and its consequences will be imprinted upon the minds of millions for a generation to come. But, how we live our lives “on the other side” is a matter of choice. The choices we may make financially, hopefully within a few months, may now be very different from those made prior to this coronavirus pandemic.

Gazpacho Andaluz

by Brenda in Uncategorized

One of my summer favourites! This delicious and traditional cold soup is so refreshing on hot summer days. Nearly all the restaurants serve gazpacho as a starter or its easy to make it yourself.

Top 10 habits to pick up when you move to Spain

by Brenda in food and wine, Living in Spain, Uncategorized

Hit the ground running when you move to Spain! 1. Kiss In Spain, people greet each other and say goodbye with a kiss on each cheek. These aren’t really proper kisses at all! People usually touch their right cheeks together and make a kissing sound, then repeat the process on the left side. People don’t […]

My Spanish story: Swapping the city for a writing life in the campo

by Brenda in Living in Spain, Uncategorized

Sam Michaels relocated to very rural Spain to pursue a life as a writer. Here she describes how she adapted to a quieter pace of life and a house full of adopted animals. I’m a Londoner, born and bred, which makes me very much a town girl at heart. So, imagine my trepidation when my […]