Wednesday, February 20, 2019

UK pensioners living in the EU should be afraid, very afraid… but help is on its way

There are over half a million UK state pensioners living overseas who do not receive an annual increase to their UK state pension

Maximilian Bartie

Bartie considers research studies and gun ownership

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

Dispatches of a Cave Dweller

Modern day cave living should become more popular as it is a fantastic way of life, a good investment or retirement package to the quiet Andalucían life in the mountains

The most stunning place in Spain?

Two cities which have recently become official “sisters”, Ronda (Málaga) and Cuenca (Castilla–La Mancha), are arguably two of the most stunning locations in Spain

Caitlyn’s Snapshot: Mallorca

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

Where can I see dead people?

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

It’s all in the translation

Por favor, una horca,” I ask the señora in the hardware store. She looks horrified. I make digging motions to indicate I need a garden fork. She looks relieved, and says there are none in stock. On looking up the Spanish for ‘horca’, I discover I’d asked for a gallows

Soldiering on in Sevilla

Feeling the wintery cold in the city famous for its scorching summers

Holding my head up high

Mantilla: a lace or silk shawl worn over the head and shoulders, often over a high comb. Peineta: (1) a large comb, with a convex body and set of prongs, used to hold up the mantilla; (2) when being fitted, an instrument of torture for women with short, fine hair

Creeping prohibition

Bartie dismisses the health fascists

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)...

Tasty! Spinach and feta quiche with porridge base

A firm favourite in the Woodhead household

My knickers are not wet!

Up the hill and down the dale, I walked the rocky mountain trail; I saw the plains... I’ve got the pains to prove it.

Prospecting for oil off the Almería, Granada and Málaga coast

Searching for oil and gas has been welcomed by both the Ministry of Industry and the Junta de Andalucía

A picture is worth a thousand… expletives

PASS the PORT ... I need a drink! The trials and tribulations of renewing a UK passport in Spain

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

The nightmare before Christmas

Watching your life flash before your eyes, is rarely a pleasurable experience. Like when a doctor tells you "it's serious" - and to cancel that summer trip to Miami

Jerez’s patron day: A good excuse for a holiday!

The local festivity gives everyone an extra day off work. It comes just before the Día de Columbusso it gives Jerezanos a long, four day weekend

Vintage Valencia

BEFORE we embarked on our vintage voyage I needed one essential item for the walk, a hat. Take note… survival kit for summer in...

Awesome display by Axarquia Rugby Cadetes

There were fireworks on Saturday, November 5 at the Fernando Hierro stadium in Velez-Malaga

Axarquia Rugby set to kick off new season

They will start their league season at home against El Ejido Rugby Club on 16 October 2011 at the Fernando Hierro stadium in Velez-Malaga

Last Sunday in September

A typical autumn day for Paul Whitelock in Montejaque?

Stripped – Review

Craig Scott cops an eyeful at Hannah Chalmers' scintillating solo show

We have gas!

Caitlyn Slivinski's morning started with the clanking of the gas tanks on the truck outside

Fast-forward in the Pyrenees

The Pyrenees is transformed for summer. Bears, snakes, ice-cold rivers and bemused locals
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