A home at last!

We were out with our friends on a impromptu tour and we got the call we had waited for all day – our offer on a cave we saw on Thursday was accepted! The cave is located in the small hamlet of Fuenta Nueva (New Fountain) about eight Km from the historic town of Orce. […]

Madrid and Culture galore

Whilst Niall was over with us in September we went for a three day visit to Madrid which coincided with our 27th wedding anniversary. Madrid was wonderful, we stayed in a lovely airbnb right next door to the Reina Sofia art gallery in the bohemian art district of Madrid. The Trip to Madrid was by […]

Been a while!

Well Its been a while since my last post and a lot has happened since then: – We visited Madrid with Niall We saw a number of properties and fell for one ‘Off Grid’ We returned to England for 2 weeks We started Spanish lessons Of these I will deal with Madrid and our England […]

Interesting Week!

we have just had a week of mixed fortunes this week. On a positive note we have now got both our NIEs and Spanish bank accounts, the pets are registered with the vets and we had two wonderful days out with Niall – Granada (including the Alhambra) on Tuesday and then Fort Bravo on Thursday. […]

Brian

We have fallen extremely lucky in our next door neighbour to our rental cave – Brian (I think Suzi has adopted him as an extended family member). He has been here for about 20 years and developed his and the ad-joining cave into beautiful living areas rich in outside areas and, at the last count, […]

Cave hunting

Apologies for not writing in a few days but we have been exploring and looking at potential property to buy and it has been quite tiring but very enjoyable. So on Wednesday and Thursday we looked at 6 properties with two different estate agents and using a list of requirements we devised we have cut […]

Shopping trip to Granada

Yesterday we decided to take a trip to our nearest big city, Granada, and associated retail park. There were some things we required that could not be sourced from the local towns and markets but also we wanted to determine the time it would take to get there. Granada is roughly 100km away from our […]

Trip to the lake

Today we decided that we should explore lake Negratin so off we went to look for the hot spa at Banos de Zujar. The lake is about a 40 minute drive from our little hamlet of Los Olivos and you climb up into the mountains before seeing the lake….this is a stunning colour due to […]