With winter behind us we are enjoying our first ever spring season in Spain and so far it is fantastic. The house is no longer cold and damp and daytime temperatures are perfect for enjoying an outdoor lifestyle without suffering heatstroke or being attacked by mosquitoes. We will certainly appreciate the next few weeks before […]
Read More Fiesta time!
As we hurtle through the first month of 2019 I find myself reflecting on how much life has changed for us as a family, and for me personally. In the absence of friends and family we have had to navigate our way through a whole new process of socialising and integrating. It’s all part of […]
Read More Out of the comfort zone
We return to Wiltshire for the first time since our move to Spain in the summer. The flights and trains are booked, and we are counting down the days. There have been a few parcels and cards arriving at our home here in El Puig recently, which has been nice, and we have been making […]
Read More Countdown to Christmas
Is it men in general, or just me, when it comes to being a little bit stupid when it comes to refuelling? We went on a day trip to some hot springs at the end of October and I had checked the route and distance. It would take ‘about an hour’ (my standard estimate for […]
Read More Ups & Downs
Another month has gone by and we are into our first Spanish winter. There has been some glorious weather which has meant that we have been able to spend more time at the beach and generally enjoy the sunshine. There has been some serious rain at times too. We were told that everything comes to […]
Read More Spanish winter
I can’t believe it’s been a month since I last wrote anything here. Where has that time gone? Although it feels as though nothing much has happened, the last few weeks have been spent adapting. Local life has been busy, interesting, challenging, funny, relaxing and weird. The good news is that Lizzy has settled […]
Read More Time marches on
We have now been here for three weeks and some harsh realities are beginning to smack us in the face on a daily basis. Don’t get me wrong, I love it here, but nothing could prepare us for some of the issues we have been facing. Firstly, we were fully expecting some prohibitive bureaucracy, but […]
Read More Mañana, mañana
Another week has flown by here and we are settling into the house and our surroundings. We have explored all of the streets within El Puig, which is easily manageable on foot being a compact town, but although we know the layout, the timings for shops, bars and festivities remain a mystery for now. Having […]
Read More Making an impression!
***For anybody that doesn’t know our story, I’ve added a ‘background info’ page to the menu*** We have now been here for just over a week. It’s been interesting, and very hot. Obviously we have been finding our feet, but the general consensus between us is, we are relaxed, happy and chilled to the max! […]
Read More The first week
Having spent weeks packing everything from our three bedroomed house in Wiltshire into cardboard boxes, the time was rapidly approaching to load the van and go. We had squeezed our possessions into Selena’s Dad’s house in the interim, having jettisoned vast quantities to charity shops. Now it was time to see how much we could […]
Read More Off we go!