Friday, September 25, 2020

Al, Sal and Big Mo

Not a bunch of mafia hoods, but the main towns on the Costa Tropical in Granada province - Almuñécar, Salobreña and Motril. And if you're looking for a short (or long) winter break, this sub-tropical micro-climate could be just the place to go

Tasty! Spinach and feta quiche with porridge base

A firm favourite in the Woodhead household

Walking in a winter wonderland

Cell phones ring, are you listening? In the stores, diamonds are glistening

Starting the New Year on the right foot

Hannah enjoys some of the great outdoor recreational activities provided by Cordoba's natural wonders

Christmas in Spain – It’s just not the same!

Charlotte enjoyed the Christmas spirit back in the UK - and now looks forward to the visit of the Three Kings in Spain

A gold shower?

With all the walls in place, Calliope was able to make interior design decisions at the new house

El Cable Inglés, mines and railways in Almería

John Woodhead takes look at mining and railways in the Almería province

Christmas 2010 – normal service has been resumed

The forecast is good as John Woodhead enjoys Christmas in Almería

Wir sprechen Deutsch in Montejaque!

I was spending my first Christmas in Montejaque. When we went out for a few drinks, we got a proper linguistic shock - everyone was speaking German!

Back to the drawing board

A compromise was reached. Now everyone can sunbathe naked

Celebration quips

Here’s hoping your holidays are spent with relatively clean hands in your own home or that of a loved one

Feliz Navidad!

"I’m finding out that Christmas in Spain is about Jesus, not Santa"

Santa versus the Three Kings

No presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? Spanish children are gifted with small presents from the Three Wise Men who visited the Christ child more than a week after his birth

Wine festival – Láujar de Andarax

John Woodhead recollects a fantastic day out in the Alpujarras

Punched in the face at the supermarket

It happened all of a sudden. It almost knocked me to the floor.

Christmas golf in Spain

John Woodhead loves playing the game in the winter sunshine

“Rain, rain, go away… ”

Paul Whitelock contemplates the wet weather last winter and this, and the Spanish origins of the nursery rhyme "Rain, rain, go away...!"

Dolla dolla bills ya’ll

Since absolutely everyone has been begging to buy me a Christmas gift, and I don’t blame you, I’m going to do my part and take the shopping burden off your shoulders right now

Mantecado – a Spanish Christmas treat

One of the many traditional Christmas goodies in Spain is the mantecado, a type of shortbread biscuit

Not coming home

Bartie considers what Ingerlaand should have done to win the World Cup bid

Technology woes?

John Woodhead ponders how much he relies on technology

Fish for Christmas and no gifts?

Paul Whitelock checks out the Christmas scene in Spain in general and Andalucía in particular

One, two, three… Yoga

MY legs are shaking. A flash of heat hits my core, crawling up my neck. I tear my scarf away; ten more seconds… five… three, two, one. Phew!

Tropical fruits in Andalucía – Mmmm!

Paul Whitelock tucks into chirimoya, mango, kaki, níspero, papaya, guayaba and avocado

Thanks for Giving!

Caitlyn Slivinski celebrates the uniquely American holiday in Spain

Spanish property: A profit on paper

‘Recession’ should be a four-letter word; will we ever profit from our Spanish property investments?
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