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Views of Andalucia, Spain

Andaluz Adventure Begins

Our “place in the sun” is a not-so-old “cottage” just outside a whitewashed village in Andalucia. It is up in the mountains…

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To Market, to Market, to … Learn a Lesson?

paprika-537632__180.jpgThis morning I went to our local market. I love it on a sunny day – as today was. When it’s wet it’s cold and miserable and fortunately I can choose not to go!

The market is laid out with 4 “lanes” – the first lane is all the fruit and vegetable stalls,

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Do You have a Typhoon or Tycoon?

How is the weather holding up for you? The east coast of Britain is being battered by hurricane-force winds causing chaos to trains, planes and roads. Germany’s North Sea coast is also being battered with flooding in low-lying places. In Scandinavia, Danish and Norwegian police urged people to stay indoors.

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Fire! Fire!

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I have a tale about a campo fire – first hand from my friend Gabriella (English, name changed to protect the innocent!)

The story goes like this… Gabriella lit a small fire at the back of her property to burn some rubbish – perfectly legal at this time of year here in Spain.

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Cruising To Spain

View of Spain from the ShipCruising to Spain!  Yes, I’m on the ferry from Portsmouth, south England to Santander on the north coast of Spain.  We use the ferry as a method of transport but there are folks using this ship for “Cruising”!  They travel to Spain, spend 2 hours in Santander then cruise back…

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Siberian Huskies and Scootering

We have 3 Siberian Huskies that we acquired in Spain.  I know, you’d think it was the wrong temperature there for them… but they have an inner layer of “hair” that acts as an insulator against cold … AND heat.  So, in the summer,  provided they lie out of the sun  –

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La Huerta

VegetablesLa Huerta = the Vegetable Patch

(Sorry no photos – I lost my camera 🙁 after taking the pictures)

Back in the Spring, when the heat of summer was just a dream, when it was raining cats and dogs, when the wind was blowing a gale…

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Olive Farming In Spain

Several years ago we bought a place in Spain.

Now when you hear this, what do you think?  “Villa”  with terraces, a blue pool, views of the sea, sitting sipping wine in the hot sunshine?  If this were a movie – there would be a screeching of breaks as the dream screams to a halt – and the real picture comes in to focus. 

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