Saturday, September 22, 2018

Get in the swing…

Joining the Spanish golf federation can be a great way of playing some cheap golf in Spain

Last Sunday in September

A typical autumn day for Paul Whitelock in Montejaque?

A load of bunkum

Bartie wonders what all the fuss is about for the proposed new hotel and golf course at El Palmar beach

For Kate, the wait is over

Charlotte Hanson's take on the forthcoming Royal nuptials

Earthquakes in Almería

The earth moves for John Woodhead in Almerimar

Our renovations perturbed the locals

Why did we remove the brown and blue mosaic tiles and paint the wall ‘magnolia’ instead?

Treasure hunts strike gold for charity

Aldeas Infantile SOS charity, which has a 'village' in Granada, benefits from Almerimar Treasure Hunts

Our man in Almería

Introducing our new blogger, John Woodhead, who will be providing news about what is happening in Almería and views on aspects of his life here in Spain

The Yank in Jerez: An introduction

Troy Shaheen, an American teaching in Jerez, introduces himself and the city

Feeling the cold in Cordoba

Scarves, jackets, and many, many layers are the best way to prevent the change-of-the-season cold

Siesta struggles

Our North American friend has difficulty adjusting to the Spanish after dinner rest period

Film Review: The Social Network

Charlotte Hanson reviews The Social Network, showing at cinemas on the Costa del Sol

TweetMarbella – A TweetUp for the Costa del Sol

Charlotte Hanson (@wannabe_goddess) uncovers the not so mysterious world of TweetMarbella

Introducing…. Charlotte!

Our Costa del Sol contributor introduces herself

My God! What have we done?

Are you awake? Yep. Can’t sleep. Me neither. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Probably... My God! What have we done?

The rain in Spain …

Carolyn Emmett wonders if she'd bought a dream house or a nightmare

Bank book bonanza

Flashback to her childhood in the States as Caitlyn battles with an ATM in Seville

Ideas…

Something magical happened in the classroom today

Get hip to the puente

Caitlyn discovers the delights of the Spanish holiday weekend

The Calendar Girls coming to Andalucia?

Find your favourite recipes and get ready to get your kit off! Calliope is coming to town!

The Anniversary Gift

It’s our 26th wedding anniversary. “What would you like: flowers, chocolates, jewellery?” “How about we buy a house in Spain,” he said.

Calliope/Carolyn comparison

Calliope, the eldest and most distinguished of the nine Muses. Carolyn, the second eldest and only slightly distinguished of the six Hill offspring, is constantly thinking about writing eloquent, epic or heroic prose. Carolyn Emmett - or is Calliope? - introduces herself to Olive Press web site readers

Ben and Joan, Monty Jack and Big Ron

Three of the loveliest pueblos blancos of the Guadiaro valley in our part of Secret Andalucía are Montejaque, its neighbour Benaoján and the stunning jewel in the crown, Ronda. Whilst Big Ron can boast a wide range of amenities and is a great town, Monty Jack and Ben and Joan are quieter and slap bang in the middle of the most spectacular scenery you could wish to see

Bars galore in Andalucía!

Andalucía has more bars than any other region of Spain. But did you know that there are 53,046 of them down here in the south of the country? Overall Spain has over 300,000 bars and restaurants, which equates to approximately one bar for every 150 people. In our village here in the mountains there are 15 bars/restaurants for 1003 people – that’s one per 66.87 persons!

Let he who is without sin…

Bartie ponders the death penalty

From North Devon to South Spain in six decades – Part Three

After three decades of regular visits to Spain, it got to the millennium and 25 years of married life
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