Friday, June 22, 2018

A New Wife in the Sun: One foot in the brave

"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

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...

Who’s manipulating who?: Has the latest Catalunya video reached your phone yet?

'LOVE Beats Hate'...has it arrived in your phone yet? Here in Galicia it arrived in a friend's phone from Andalucia. It arrived in mine from the...

There’s no place like home

  I FIRST fell in love when I was around 12. It wasn’t youthful infatuation but something far deeper which has lasted for 30 years. Over...

Scream if you wanna go faster…

MOVING to Spain brings its fair share of challenges; whether it's learning the language or finding out how to dispose of your dirty cooking...

ROBOT WARS: Our real enemy could be man made and they’re already here

WHAT crazy times we're living in! From natural disasters like devastating hurricanes and earthquakes, to the war of words between The Donald and North...

Olive Press financial advisor Sandy Paterson on the seven principles of investing

Blacktower Financial Management expert gives the lowdown on sound investment

Crisis, what crisis? Why it may be time to invest in the Spanish economy

Sandy Paterson's sound advice for making your money as an expat go further
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