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Author: Topsy Turvy Tribe

Mezquita de Córdoba

The Mezquita de Córdoba, or the Mosque Cathedral of Córdoba, Spain is a magical place.  A national monument,  world heritage site and a site of outstanding universal value.   A great example of moorish architecture and simply a breathtaking building. If you are Read more…


Walnuts

Walnuts, All about Walnuts and Walnut Pesto Recipe!

Of all the nuts walnuts are one of my favourites. The fruit and veg stalls in the local indoor markets in Portugal sold several varieties; one particular stall holder used to squeeze them open with her thumb to give us Read more…


Riofrio

Riofrio is a small town an hours drive from Granada, 5kms from Loja, Spain.  It is a town of two rivers, the Rio Frio,  from which the then gets its name and the Salado rivers run through the town. The Read more…


Birthday Boy

Mayhem was two years old yesterday.  We had a great family celebration; soft play in the morning then onto a local agricultural show and then party time all afternoon! As we live in the Spanish campo surrounded by tractors and Read more…


Now You Are Two

The first year of your life was pretty full on.  We didn’t have the time to reflect and enjoy as much as we should have as you were ill, really ill and we didn’t know why.  You were such a Read more…


Exploring the Ermita

When you go exploring in the Spanish campo you can be sure of a few surprises.  A sign for an Ermita, a small church, just 300 meters from the winding tarmaced road ends up in an off-road adventure.  The track Read more…


Exploring Castles – Zagra, Spain

Zagra is a picturesque white washed village nestled in the hills, an hours drive away from the beautiful city of Granada.  The tiny village feels like the ‘real Spain’, truly unspoilt by tourism.  The village is dominated by a large Read more…


Our Veggie Patch

We have been here in the mountainous Granada province of Spain for just over two weeks now.  We are deep in the Spanish Campo (countryside), totally engulfed and surrounded by Olive groves.  The landscape that surrounds us is simply stunning. Read more…


Slow Cooker Spiced Mirabelle Plum Chutney

Slow Cooker Mirabelle Spiced Plum Chutney Recipe

The Mirabelle plum is a French speciality that also grows throughout Europe and is deliciously sweet, perfect for making a scrumptious plum chutney. This type of plum is small, oval, yellow; great when picked straight from the tree and eaten Read more…


My New Swing

We moved into our new house last week.  Our Casita, our ‘wee house’.  Deep in the Spanish Campo (countryside), surrounded by hundreds and hundreds of olive trees.  An escape from the rat race, in search of a simpler life for Read more…