Thursday, March 21, 2019

Spanish irrigation unravelled

Paul Whitelock has recently found out all about Spanish irrigation systems – the hard way

Top 5 places to dine in Jerez

OP blogger Luke Andrews presents his tried and tested restaurant recommendations for you in Jerez

Estepona’s new have-a-go hero

Our blogger, Charlotte, discovers that despite the crisis, there are still well meaning and brave young Spaniards happy to help expats in need

Mad Dog vs Halloween

Olive Press columnist Craig Scott gets into the spirit of the spookiest night of the year

Get in the swing…

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

Decision time!

With less than a month to go, election debates and campaigns are in full swing

Escape to Extremadura

OP blogger Marianne Hill takes a trip to Orellana de la Sierra, a small town in Extremadura, with her family

Everything to be disentangled, nothing deciphered

I officially attended my first ‘meet up’ this Saturday past. After broadcasting my need for companionship across various social media groups, I received a number of responses.

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

The first night in San Sebastián (Guipúzcoa,) where I had arrived at the age of 20 to start my year abroad from university, had been an orgy of cheap wine, pintxos and music by Santana. This had led to the worst hangover of my life.

‘Wilful damage’

HAPPY new year to you ALL! It's around a month now since the 8 December edition of the BBC's Question Time from Maidenhead. You can catch...

Oh my cod! How rude…

As another ex-pat business bites the dust, Craig Scott reveals why the chips are down for British takeaways

Donna Summer: 1948 – 2012

ONE of the biggest divas of disco, Donna Summer has died aged 63

Where can I see dead people?

Olive Press blogger Luke Andrews stumbled upon the Real Bodies exhibition when he visited Portugal

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

In a Spanish country garden

After a gap of a few years Paul Whitelock has a garden again

What’s your story? Flamenco glory

Each person has their own unique series of events that have transformed their dream of living in Andalucia into a real life Spanish odyssey

Maximilian Bartie

Disgruntled of Andalucia (formerly of Royal Tunbridge Wells)

TweetMarbella – A TweetUp for the Costa del Sol

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

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...

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...

The sad Zara girl

Girls in Zara hate me, they hate you, they hate everyone! ... either that or they are just too miserable. Maybe they have read my first post for the Olive Press.

Death in the afternoon

I am a horse lover. I always have been. In fact you can include donkeys in that, I’d add mules too, but I don’t know them so well, writes OP blogger Mary Biles

The queen of cocktails

Bartie considers the best vodka for a Bloody Mary

Caitlyn’s Snapshot: Mallorca

This sunset on the island of Mallorca, Spain encapsulated the essence of vacation.

Cake eaters required!

Help raise funds for a Costa del Sol charity on World Down Syndrome Day on March 21