Atmospheric Moody Skies and the Gorgeous Moors of Lancashire

Home

Home has been somewhat redefined for our family over the last couple of years.  Paul is from Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire then Cornwall, I am from Lancashire.  We met in London then after a few years moved to Kent where Chaos and Mayhem were both born.  When Mayhem became seriously ill we were lucky enough to be […]

Monachil Village, Granada, Andalucia, Spain

Monachil Los Cahorros Gorge Walk Granada

Walking in the Los Cahorros gorge is absolutely fantastic, the walks here are so varied and interesting there is enough here to fascinate even the most reluctant of walkers.  The gorge has a network of tunnels, suspension bridges, steps and waterfalls with walks suitable for all ages and abilities.  Only 8km from the city of […]

Try and Drive During Nap Time, Peace at Last, Road Trip Tips by Topsy Turvy Tribe

Tips to Survive a Road Trip with Small Children

Taking a road trip with your children in our case a two and four year old, can be a wonderful experience full of exploration and adventure, or a tantrum-filled, screaming-journey-to-hell… an utter nightmare. Children in a confined space are hard work, when you have a long road trip to take, either for fun or necessity, […]

Bologna part of the Costa de la Luz

Costa de la Luz Beaches

The Costa de la Luz, is Western Spain’s ‘Coast of Light’ and includes the Cadiz and Huelva provinces.  Tourists head for the beautiful Costa Del Sol in their droves, to sample the sunshine and sangria, however if you are the kind of traveller who would like to discover the wilder white sandy beaches with less crowds, and development, the Costa de la Luz is a must visit. 

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Topsy Turvy Tribe on a family hike in the Alpujharas

​Living on the Edge

Being the parent of a child that is seriously ill is the worst thing you can ever imagine…and then some.  You never think it will happen to you, to your baby, to your family but it does.  It hits you like a car crash, a head-on impact by an out of control ten tonne truck. […]

Gibraltar, the Rock and Nature Reserve with Kids by Topsy Turvy Tribe

Gibraltar

Gibraltar, a home away from home? Britain in Spain? Or most famous for the rock and the apes.  As a family we wanted to go there so the boys could see the apes.  There was a lot of excitement in our car as we crossed the border into British Gibraltar, our eldest boy, Chaos, loves […]

The Lost Village of El Acebuchal, Malaga, Spain

The Lost Village of El Acebuchal

Visitors to the Granada or Malaga provinces of Andalucia in Spain looking for an interesting day trip should head to the Sierras of Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Natural Park.   Not only is the walking in this area is fantastic, but you also get the chance to explore the nearby wonderful Spanish White villages, ‘pueblo blancos’ such as […]

EMBRACING CHANGES, Lessons learned by an ex-pat family who left the UK rat race in search of a simpler life

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 […]

Muello Uno, Malaga, Port, Museums & Beach with Children

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 […]

Ten Tips for Walking & Hiking with Young Children

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 […]