Tuesday, August 4, 2020

ASK GRANNY: Time for a Road Trip – Kids in the Car

As summer nears, many of us are contemplating road trips to wonderful places. Road trips are fun. Road trips are exciting, but…how to entertain...

Doctor Zhivago: from Siberia to Soria

Arnold Schwarzenegger first came to our attention as Conan the Barbarian, a film made in 1981 in various parts of Spain. Decades...

ASK GRANNY: Tracing Your Family History – Where to Begin

Our identities are rooted in our family history. Most of us know bits and pieces of our genealogy via our shared stories and a...

Corona in Mallorca – VLOG

Covid-19 has Mallorca and the rest of Spain masked, but we're soon to enter Phase 2 of the lockdown de-escalation. Join me for a...

ASK GRANNY: Fully Satisfying Summer Days: Learn Something New

One of the best ways to brighten up our days is to set a new goal—get inspired to try something new and do it....

Like a Marvel hero, Terenia Taras is swooping home to Mallorca to help save the travel industry from the...

I DON’T want to speak too soon because last time we booked flights to return, they were cancelled by British Airways. I...

ASK GRANNY: Enhance Your Home Cooking with Homegrown Herbs

Nothing adds taste to our homemade dishes better than herbs. And if they’re fresh, their effect is even tastier. It’s a fact that herbs...

Coronavirus has taught us that if we don’t look after our world, animals and people, we may not have...

HOW many of you have surprised yourself throughout the coronavirus crisis? Who knew they weren’t so bad at DIY,...

ASK GRANNY: Stuck at Home? What to Do When the Grandkids Say, “I’m Bored.”

It’s very possible that we may still find ourselves confined to our homes for weeks and maybe months due to the spread of Coronavirus....

From Monaco to Yorkshire, nothing compares to Mallorca, writes Terenia Taras, as she remains stranded in the UK

WE’VE been back in the UK now since lockdown kicked in four weeks ago, but are desperate to get back to Mallorca.

ASK GRANNY: Your Family Needs a Fire Safety Plan

Every family needs to think seriously about keeping safe, and one of the biggest safety needs is a clear and well-rehearsed fire safety plan....

ASK GRANNY: Plenty of Time to Read? How About a Memoir?

Most of us are living with restrictions on travel and have plenty of time to read a good book. Go through this list of...

ASK GRANNY: Protecting Your Mental Health during the Pandemic

In the past month or two the entire world has been engulfed with news of the Corona Virus and its dangers. Our daily lives...

If lockdown’s driving you crazy just have a little patience (but purlease don’t post that song online) writes NEW...

One of the best lines I’ve read throughout the coronavirus crisis is, ‘our grandparents were called to arms, we’ve been asked to just sit on our sofas’

New Olive Press blogger Terenia Taras and her partner made their dream move to Spain’s Mallorca, but COVID-19 left...

No one anticipated how quickly it would spread and how far-reaching it would be

Gaudí in the Cinema

When is a castle not a castle? When it’s a park, obviously! Barcelona doesn’t exactly spring to mind as...

A Spanish Tale of Two Hepburns (on the road again with Thelma)

Audrey and Katherine Two mythical maidens have made movies in Spain, and they both went by the name of...

Back to the Future: Relocation

They say that history has a way of repeating itself, and film locations certainly prove the point. One of...

Column: Javea Connect admin Loraine Gostling’s spirits are raised by the nightly aplausos and pranksters making covid-19 that little...

FOLKS, there will be no bets taken on what I am pondering on this week.   Life is surreal. I...

After deadly floods and VAT crackdowns from the government, the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre goes back into state...

SO MUCH has been thrown at us in the last year, from the devastating floods in September to the VAT crackdown from...

HOLLYWOOD ADORES THE PARADORS

I have stayed at four Paradors so far, never as a paying guest but always invited to give a conference. However, I...

Silver Screen Spain Road Trip, July 2020

In July 2020 Thelma and I will undertake our second road trip, leaving Valencia on the 9th and visiting a number of...

Spanish Castle Movie Magic

Here's a little something I did earlier.... In 1936 Gary Cooper and Marlene Dietrich made the film ‘Desire’, a musical...

Silver Screen Spain (on the road with Thelma)

Thelma and Louise is a great film, but not something you want to watch if planning a road trip. Although it wasn’t made in...

Javea Connect admin Loraine Gostling reveals her moonlighting as a pantomime actress as Adrian: A Fairytale of Happing Endings...

This week, I am removing my Javea Connect hat and becoming a little more fruity with you all! When...

DEAR JENNIFER: What does Recommended Garages mean to me?

Further to my previous article last month, of why Jennifer Cunningham Insurances is special, I felt it was important to provide some...
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