Las Fuentes Viejas

In 1940 extremely heavy rain caused a landslide which devastated the town of Fuentes de Cesna, many were killed, the town re-built but then a second landslide in 1963 led to the planning of a nearby safer location for the town, where Fuentes de Cesna stands today. The old town now known as ‘Las Fuentes…

Embracing Changes

After the shock of our youngest boy, Mayhem being seriously ill, we quit our jobs, quit the rat race and moved our family to Spain to seek out a simpler life.  This is how leaving the UK has changed our family. Community We are by no means the hub of the community but we know our…

The best playground in Spain..?

Antequera in Andalucia has so much to offer, the wonderful old town, Alcazaba, Lovers Rock, the Dolmens, weird rocks in the nearby El Torcal Natural park and a lagoon home to flamingos, all make a visit worthwhile.  As a family with two young toddlers we also keep an eye out for decent playgrounds on our…

Malaga Port, Museums & Beach with Children

We visited Malaga for the first time as a family just after Christmas 2016, we were really pleasantly surprised by this cosmopolitan and vibrant city (see blog post here).  It was so warm and lovely when we visited in winter we decided to stick to the outdoor attractions, so when we visited again to meet…

Valentino the Shepherd

We met Valentino when we were out for a walk with the boys, down at Rio Pesquera, near to the small village of Zagra, in the Granada Province of Andalucia, Spain.  We have explored this area quite a few times and keep going back because of the stunning scenery and a walk interesting enough to keep…

Ten Tips for Hiking & Walking with Young Children

We try to get out for a walk every day, even if it’s only a short walk in our campo (countryside).  We have the luxury of wonderful weather, most days (yes it does rain in Spain) and spectacular scenery.  We have always enjoyed walking and hiking and really hope that we can pass on our…

Slide, Bounce, Hop

It is always a great pleasure to watch the boys at a park, playing anyway they choose; having some spontaneous fun supported just by some space and simple structures.  No structure, no rules, unless they choose to invent some. What imaginative play items will they be trying to sell you from their virtual shop under the…

Comares

The traditional village of Comares, in the Malaga Provence, Andalucia is known as the ‘balcony of the Axarquia’, famed for its stunning views and mountain top location.  Less than an hour’s drive from Malaga,  uphill into the mountains,  it’s a great place to go for a day trip. You can see Comares perched on top…

Chaos the Threenager turns Four

It is difficult to believe that you are now four years old.  It seems like you have been with us forever; so hard to imagine what life was like before you finally came screaming and squirming into the world.  A big shock to you, being removed from such a comfortable place and a massive one…

Fun at Torrox Costa

The boys had a great time playing on this new huge Gaudi-esq undulating tiled installation which spreads along the the Carr. de Algeria and Av. de Andalucia in Torrox Costa, Malaga, Andalucia. This area is famed for ‘La major clima de Europa (The best climate in Europe).  It was raining and cold up in the…