JORD Olive and Acacia Wood Watch Review & Competition

When JORD asked us to review one of the their unique handcrafted watches we said yes straight away as not only are they amazingly beautiful but they are made from natural wood! Delivery only took a week from the USA with UPS.  After unwrapping the sturdy outer packaging you are struck by the quality of the Cedar…

Nerja Town, Beaches & Caves

Nerja is one of the Costa del Sol’s most beautiful costal towns, within easy reach of the bustling city of Malaga.  Just fifty kms from Malaga, along the N340, a picturesque stretch of coastal highway, a route popular with bikers, cyclists, joggers and tourists as the road provides amazing views of the Costa del Sol’s sparkling clear sea….

Sierra de Loja

If you are brave enough you can drive up the steep, unsealed track to visit the Sierra de Loja.  As we see the wind turbines from miles away, we were keen to take a picnic up to the top and explore.  Located high above the town of Loja, in the Granada province of Andalucia, the…

Señora Gato

Loja, in the Granada province of Andalucia, is our nearest big town and has a wonderful Moorish quarter.  You enter the Barrio de La Alcazaba hrough a Moorish horseshoe arch.  The neighbourhood has mostly inaccesible by car as it has tiny narrow steep streets, which were previously the home to military leaders.  At the Mirador…

Priego de Córdoba

Priego De Córdoba, is a stunning town with spectacular architecture located in the Cordoba provence of Andalucia, midway between Córdoba and Granada. The town is part of the Subbética region, encompassing the Subbética Natural Park, which is massively popular with walkers due to the excellent walking trails or rutas and the beautiful mountainous landscape. An interesting town, obviously…

Antequera

Located in the heart of Andalucia, Antequera is at a cross roads of the routes from Seville to Granada and Malaga to Cordoba.  The small city has a rich history, full of Romans, the Moors, Poets and noble families, all of which have left their own unique stamp.  Topped by a fortress  (the Alcazaba) and filled with…

El Torcal

El Torcal Natural Park is 12kms from the town of Antequera.   The road to El Torcal is sporadically signposted with brown signs bearing the pancake rock logo.  In true Spanish style (aplogies Spain) the signposts disappear when most needed, the steep and winding road to the park is found to the South end of Antequera,…

Olive Harvest

  So the time has come to harvest our olives, exciting…and a little bit daunting!  It’s a serious business here in Granada, almost a way of life!  We are surrounded by olive trees in all directions and live approximately 20kms as the crow flies from Preigo De Cordoba; The ‘Mecca’ for Olive Oil.  An extra…

Exploring Ruins

We love to get out as a family and go for walks and hikes. Sometimes we even borrow a dog to take along with us! Mayhem walks some of the time but at two years old he finds it hard going and too distracting to walk,  so he travels in style on Daddy’s back. Chaos,…

Río Pesquera River Walk

The Río Pesquera is a river running near the hilltop town of Zagra in the Granada province of Andalucia, Spain.  The Río Pesquera joins into Lake Iznajar which is the largest lake in Andalucia and extends far into the Cordórba province.  There are great circular walking routes all around this area, a wonderful place to go for…