There can be absolutely no doubt that the area of Andalucía in the south of Spain is a lovely place to visit on holiday. There are many places to visit, fantastic and varying landscapes plus gorgeous Mediterranean beaches. And all this while enjoying the very best of Europe’s weather. Of course, it is … Continue reading Andalucía: Great scenery, fantastic weather and improving accessibility for those with disabilities
Just have to say that we enjoyed a great addition to our breakfast this morning. Peter, one of our neighbours, rang the doorbell yesterday and handed Lisa a carrier bag absolutely bulging with oranges and grapefruits that he had picked from trees nearby. Having thanked him, we wondered how we could possibly eat them all … Continue reading Really fresh juice from locally grown fruit
Lisa and I had more than one reason in our minds when we decided to move from the UK to Spain but the major one was the vastly different weather conditions in the two countries. We were both tired of seeing almost constant grey overcast skies, seemingly never-ending high winds that, on one occasion, flattened … Continue reading Weather ‘tis nobler … *
Contrasting Decembers: Floodwater in North Wales; Oranges growing in the sun in southern Spain. I feel really sorry for friends, family and others we left behind when Lisa and I moved to Spain. No, I am not being smug about the weather here; I feel genuine sorrow for the atrocious weather they seem to be … Continue reading Grateful to have left stormy weather behind
With the passing of the winter solstice this morning in Europe (but last night in the western hemisphere), we can all look forward to lighter days even though the worst of winter is still to come. That’s true even here in southern Spain, where Lisa and I now live, in an area that is said … Continue reading Looking forward to winter?
Today, December 8, Spain has a national public holiday on the day of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. This is a religious celebration observed by many Christians, mainly Catholics, around the world. Some churches organise processions through the streets but, on checking the internet, I was unable to find any details of one in … Continue reading A reason to celebrate
Yesterday, Sunday, started off with an overcast sky. Despite it being December, it was the very first really cloudy sky Lisa ad I had seen since we arrived here in Spain. But, before you smile too much, I should point out that the sun did come out in time for us to enjoy a siesta-timed … Continue reading Stunning Mojácar and a date to remember