Cold? Grab a sweater!

We found out the hard way that nothing lasts forever

Skiing in Andalucia

The Sierra Nevada offers expats on the Costa del Sol a great alternative to expensive skiing holidays in colder climes!

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

Post office troubles and princess castles

Weathering a trip up to central Spain

Lesson learned: Don’t eat Sevillian sidewalk oranges

Giving into my inner "Eve" I let temptation take over and I pluck a forbidden orange from its branch

Ronda – City of Dreams

Ciudad Soñada (City of Dreams) was the nickname given to Ronda by the Prague-born poet Rilke who, enchanted by the mountain town, lived here for several months in 1912. Equally enchanted, Paul Whitelock offers a walking tour of the town and highlights the main sites

Tasty treats in Almerimar

Penne Amatriciana, aka Mimmo's pasta and pizza for dessert!

Leather love and loose wires

You’re fickle. You’re charged up. You’re plugged in and connected, but like a teasing Sahara breeze that comes and goes, your shine flickers

Missing the clothes dryer

Our eyes met in a shared a look of terror and we sprinted to the bedroom window

Soldiering on in Sevilla

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

I’m the pretty one!

When you pass out resumes here it is mandatory to attach a recent photo of yourself

Doctoring up pizza

It has nothing to do with medicine - I’m not dotting my pizza with aspirin

Spätzle auf Spanisch!

Montejaque and neighbour Benaoján, in the Serranía de Ronda, featured on German TV’s SWR channel this week

Happy New Year… now eat your grapes!

The New Year to me means paper hats and noise makers, countdowns on TV and watching "the ball" drop in Times Square

The changing face of the Costa del Sol

Charlotte Hanson delves beneath the surface of life on the sunny coast

Getting into the swing of things in Almerimar

A new golf society is born in Almeria - with a launch scheduled for June 1

Gypsy Rose Lee has to strip again

I am SO excited about moving to our little mountain village in Spain at the end of March

The burst of Spain’s property bubble

This scene struck me as a dramatic reminder of Spain’s real estate bust and a testament to its economic predicament

An American in Madrid

Hannah takes in some of the sights in Spain's capital

Wind and kitesurfing in Almerimar

The current world windsurfing champion, Víctor Fernández lives in Almerimar

Diary of a paper boy in Andalucia

Paul Whitelock gave up his part-time job as a paper boy in Devon when he was just 14. Little did he think he would become one again in Andalucía 45 years later!

A ciggie on the lips or a sweetie on the hips?

Having kicked the smoking habit our blogger is now addicted to mints and wine gums!

Blessings for Man’s Best Friend

Join the celebration of the Fiesta of San Antón, the Patron Saint of Domestic Animals, by taking part in ADANA annual Día de las Mascotas (Pet’s Day) in Estepona on January 15

Celebrating Three Kings Day in Spain

The streets of my small town were crammed with people of all ages for the parade

Stage fright

Bartie considers how much variety is too much variety at the The Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium

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





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