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Christmas has been and gone again….

As the new, better (fingers and toes crossed) year approaches, just a short post for December as I don’t have a great deal of news to impart. September,…

Teeth marks in the butter!

At the end of the last instalment I reported that we had received news that our residency had at last been accepted. We have now been to Murcia…

Time marches on

Not quite sure how another month has almost ended but here we are at the end of October picking olives again. We’ve just stripped the two trees and…

Now we are 5! Introducing Poco.

Quite a month as far as news of the not very exciting kind goes! Sort of accidentally and on impulse we have adopted a rescue dog of which…

Where did the last year go??

It’s now just over a year since we left Bolton for our new life in Spain. We didn’t move into the house until 2nd September but this now…

Hace Calor!!!!!

This month’s featured image is a close up of Plumbago Capensis which grows around our front gate. Highlight for July ….. my plugging away at the Covid helpline…

Short and succinct…

Swallowtail butterfly on the path very near home. This, my June edition of the blog, will not be very long this time, in short there is not much…

Bee eaters, hammocks and jacaranda blossom

It’s mid May now as I begin to put together this month’s blogpost. We’ve certainly turned a corner weather wise. Daily temperatures are now in the low to…

April showers and procreating lizards!

Trust us to move to Spain just before the coldest, wettest Spanish winter/spring for 45 years! We are still lighting the fire most evenings and occasionally during the…

Spring marches on

Daylight saving has begun, it’s lovely to have light a bit longer in the evenings. might even be able to start to use the BBQ again for our…