After three months of surreal and challenging isolation restrictions we have finally been rediscovering our liberty and the ‘new normality’ beckons. We have been able to socialise, the shops and bars are open, and even the beaches are beginning to welcome locals. For that I am grateful, but I still can’t shake off the feeling […]
Read More Light at the end of the tunnel
Less than a month ago I said that I didn’t want to see my mechanic Mario any time soon. You can guess what has happened since then. The disconcerting clunking noise that has plagued the car since day one came back gradually so I had to revisit my greasy friend and arrange another appointment. I […]
Read More ¡Madre mía!
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!
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
***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