January Flu's

January did not exactly start as planned. Struck down on New Year's Eve with norovirus we spent our last week in England on bed rest. We recovered briefly to travel home only to be sucker punched with the flu. Two and a half weeks of sickness, coughs, shivers and exhaustion. Not a lot of fun! Adding insult to injury the weather this past week has been glorious, 20° c and beautiful blue skies but the closest we got to enjoying it was peering out of the window from the confinement of the sofa! And as we begin to gain some sense of normality the mercury is plunging. Highs of 3° c and lows of -12° c. Read On...

October

I can't believe October has come about already and summer is over! We spent the most part of September in England and by the time we returned autumn had definitely arrived. The curious thing about living abroad is that we find ourselves taking holidays in England and I have to say I wouldn't want to holiday anywhere else. (Perhaps with the exception of a desert island somewhere!) It's a chance to indulge in the little things we miss, the things we took for granted and the things we swapped for our dream life in an olive grove! Read On...

Courgette And Sultana Cake

With limited time and space this year, our vegetable growing has been reduced to tomatoes, chillies and courgettes. Dotted around the terrace in pots they have done ok, no record breakers but it's always satisfying to pick the fruits of your labour! Courgettes I grow for cakes. The perfect addition to relive a little guilt and to keep the sponge moist. Add sultanas and switch butter for olive oil and a slice is basically one of your 5 a day! Read On...

Summer In Andalucia

Well, obviously it's hot and it's blissful! No need to check the weather: every day is a blue sky, every day exceeds 30°c and every day I love it! It's not just wonderful outside, but inside, finally, it's the perfect temperature - if only we could keep it like this all year round! There are a million other little things that I love about the summer here; ice cold beer, ice-cream, beach days, water melon, alfresco dining, citronella candles, crickets chirping and late night at the local bar. It doesn't get much better! Read On...

Spring In Andalusia

Spring in this, our little corner of the world has exceeded my wildest expectations. The natural beauty has floored me. The plentiful rains have left lush green grass, shrubs, wild flowers and trees, such green that I did not expect in the south of Spain. The excitement of finding a new wild flower or spotting an exotic bird or, for some, a new and strange insect, has been almost childlike! Hoopoes are now considered commonplace! We have also, finally, said goodbye (for now) to the wind and rain and wake up to endless blue skies each morning: a big part of the dream to move here! Read On...

Wild Flowers

Well Spring has officially sprung here in Andalucia! The combination of sunshine and our fair share of April showers have ensured that the valley and surrounds are looking stunning! Wandering around admiring the greenery and abundance of wild flowers I realised my wild flower knowledge is poor, if not non-existent! Read On...

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