Mayhem Turns 3, Penamacor, Castelo Branco, Central Portugal

Mayhem Turns Three!

There is no greater gift for us as parents than to see our boys grow up, we feel so lucky and privileged that both our boys are healthy and developing so amazingly.  It’s been such a busy year since Mayhem’s 2nd Birthday, moving from Spain,  visiting the UK and back to Portugal. It’s all whizzed […]

October Moon, Castelo Branco, Portugal

October Full Moon

It is amazing and humbling to see such a clear full October moon. It’s no wonder the moon has inspired so many, through literature, music and art. There are some great names for this October full moon; Hunters moon, Travel moon, Blood moon and Harvest Moon. Moon Facts: The Moon is nearly 384,000 km away and […]

Alhama de Granada

The location of Alhama makes it a special town to visit, around 50km from Granada and 75km from Malaga, Alhama is far enough from the big cities to have retained a feeling of quiet isolation and strong historical traditions.  Alhama also sits on top of a cliff overlooking a stunning gorge and is worth visiting simply for the […]

Pomegranate Sky

A very blue sky during the day with a few high clouds made for this wonderful Andalucian sunset of pink, orange and purples which reflected against the cortijo windows.  It was a pleasure to watch the colours gradually change and dim.  In the opposite direction was a full moon beaming down.  The olive trees and […]

Sierra de Loja Cuevas

Towering 1670 meters above the city of Loja,  Granada are the Sierra de Loja.  A huge mountain range which dominates and provides a beautiful backdrop for the city. The Sierra is best known for paragliding and climbing,  we went for a family walk and to see the range of caves,  cueavas. All of the caves […]

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Ronda, Spain

Ronda, Spain with Toddlers in Tow Ronda is a stunningly located hilltop city in the Malaga province in beautiful Andalusia, Spain.  With around 35,000 living there, it is a small city with a friendly feel.  Ronda offers an impressive blend of architectural delights, culture, dramatic views and history and is one of the most visited and […]

El Balcón del Coño, Ronda

Ronda is the mountaintop city of dreams located in Spain’s Malaga province, Andalusia. One of Spain’s oldest cities popular with Hemingway and Orson Welles. This little balcony close to the Alameda park has to be one of the best places to marvel at the surrounding landscape.  Lean over the balcony and take a deep breath if […]

Stunning Sierras

The wonderful weather this week in Andalusia, so clear and bright, has provided us with amazing views of the Sierras that surround our home.  Each time we drive on the winding road down the A-4154 road towards Loja we can’t help but be stunned by the views towards the Sierra Nevada mountains and the lower Sierra de Loja. At […]

Puente Nuevo-Ronda,  Spain

Ronda is an ancient hilltop city just over an hours drive from Malaga in beautiful Andalucia, Southern Spain.  The Puente Nuevo,  or New Bridge, built in 1793, divides the casco antiguo, old town and allows access to the casco moderno,  new town of Ronda.   The Puente Nuevo has the ability to take your breath […]

Ruta Rio Pesquera

Throughout the Granada Province,  there are some amazing walking trails. Western Granada, ‘Poniente Granadino’ the last enclave of the Andalucian border, has a rich history and an beautiful landscape. The best way to explore the countryside is to follow a Caminos Naturales Ruta, a route following natural paths.   The Ruta  Turistica Rio Pesquera end […]