Sunday, December 9, 2018

A New Wife in the Sun: Episode 14 – The Twelve Nays of Christmas

On the car journey back to our borrowed house in the Campo, I had time to reflect on what we had learned (and achieved)...

A New Wife in the Sun: Episode 13 – To the Manor Burn

'What the hell are you doing here, and more importantly, how on Google earth did you find us?" I smile and grasp my nomadic friend...

A New Wife in the Sun: Episode 12 – Pack to the Future

"And how would you like to pay the property deposit Senora?" The reality of our purchase is finally starting to sink in and I can...

A New Wife in the Sun: Episode 11 – The Good, The Fab and The Ugly

"So here we are at the final apartment lined up for today" yells our commission driven Chauffer as he screeches to a halt and...

A New Wife in the Sun: Episode 10 – Trading Spaces

Clutching the solitary flip flop in my hand I tear up the rain soaked stone steps, searching for my husband around every sodden stair. ...

Retirement abroad: Don’t wing it, plan it

The earlier you plan for retirement, the better the result you’ll achieve, writes Woodbrook CEO Michael Doherty

A New Wife in the Sun: Episode 9 – Game of Homes

'So let me get this right, you went out for a Pomegranate and a pack of digestives and you came back with six bottles...

A New Wife in the Sun: Little House on the Wary-Ep 8

"Mum, where's my lunch box?  I need clean shorts for PE and I don't want a sandwich today, can I have pasta? Everyone else...

A New Wife in the Sun: Another Brit in the Wall-Ep 7

Before we left the UK to reside in Spain I enjoyed nothing more than a good old moan about the country I was born...

A New Wife in the Sun: From Hair to Eternity (Ep 6)

So within the first 72 hours of living in the Costa Del Sol,  my husband has already bagged a sought after contracted job and...

A NEW WIFE IN THE SUN: To be or not to be, where is the Green room? (Ep5)

So here we are, our family of four, finally living in Spain.  I actually can't quite believe it.  The dream we never thought would...

A New Wife in the Sun: The Darling Buds of Prey (Ep 4)

My husband, coated in mud is standing on my doorstep which is actually physically impossible unless he is the latest companion of Tom Baker....

A New Wife in the Sun: Only Goats and Horses (Ep 3)

Oblivious to the correct protocol when one is faced with a suitcase eating goat, I did what I thought Bear Grylls would do in...

A New Wife in the Sun: One foot in the brave (Ep 2)

"Mum, would you rather die by being sucked down the toilet, rammed by the drinks trolley or catapulted out the window?' Ignoring the boy child's...

A New Wife in the Sun: (Ep 1)

I think my husband finally admitted defeat after being forced to watch 'a place in the sun' thirty seven times in one month. In the...

A trip to a Jámon Producer

If you live in Andalucia you need to learn a few things in the first few years you are here. Where the best tapas...

Come fly with me – Bird of Prey experience Cortijo Búho

Matty the Eagle Owl For a fascinating day out, very few things come close to flying birds of prey out in the campo and learning...

The March of Progress?

Living in a Spanish village I enjoy witnessing the inhabitants’ way of life. The locals I talk to (my Spanish is improving all the...

Holiday lets? It will never pay.

Before I start, I have a confession. I can't spell accommodation, centre, calender, programe, which as a Landlord, is a worry. And I have...

Will Brexit Make Me Less Free?

Don't you just love it when you pop out for a quick coffee and end up meeting people that are so interesting that you...

Traveling with kids

When Tanya and I first got together, Max and Osher were six and seven. In the heady days of our first few months as...

Reuse, not recycle

Yesterday I broke my chisel for my Bosch that I have been using to cut the rock to create more space in our bedroom... Which...

Leaving England

Tanya and I were in a relatively unique position with two older children and a ten-year gap before having two more children. What this...

Bugged

I am in my mid forties and recently moved to Spain with my family. We were meant to be moving to France, but we ended up here after an incident that involved daytime TV and a need for more sun and space than the Alps could offer.

Introducing myself as dunnarunna – because I have.

I would like to introduce myself - dunnarunna, because I have. Myself and my family have escaped the clutches of the UK and hopefully...

So here it is (Merry Christmas)

TIME really does fly when you’re having fun! I can’t believe it’s almost a year since I stood outside the church at midnight, cava...
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