Category: Spain

Fruit picking in Southern Spain

Abundant Avocados

After the festivities of Christmas and the New year’s celebrations it was time head back to Portugal. Before we left we made time to gather some fantastic fruit. Southern Spain offers the best climate in Europe and the sunshine helps Read more…

Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos – Three Kings parade in Nerja, Spain

Scary Queen of Heart's Guards, Three King's Parade in Nerja, Andalucia, Spain

After spending Christmas and the holidays in Spain we thought we’d stay on a little longer to catch the Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos, the three Kings Parade. Last year we were living near Loja, in the hills above Granada Read more…

Christmas Sunsets in the Costa Del Sol

Christmas Sunset, Costa del Sol, Andalucia, Spain

You really can’t beat a good sunset. The Costa del Sol, where we are visiting for the Christmas holidays, has some stunning sunsets. Especially when looking over the mountains, across the Mediterranean sea to Morocco. Maybe it’s the expanse of Read more…

Archidona, Spain

Archidona, Malaga, Andalucia, Spain

In the very centre of Andalucia you will find the rural town of Archidona.  Set  amongst olive groves of the Sierra de Gracia, with amazing views of the surrounding countryside.  Archidona once had an impenetrable Moorish Castle and was designated Read more…


Atmospheric Moody Skies and the Gorgeous Moors of Lancashire

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 Read more…

Road Trip

Donkey Power, Central Portugal

After a flying visit to the UK to sort out some things left in storage we  headed back to the Iberian Peninsula the long way.  We hitched up our fully loaded caravan and packed car and left Lancashire bright and Read more…


Mini Burger Gourmet Tapas, Granada, Andalucia, Spain

Tapas O Tapas, the fantastic Spanish nibble, the variety, the deliciousness and the sheer volume of tapas makes it a quintessential part of Spanish culture and identity.  Sure you can get tapas anywhere now, go to a Spanish restaurant chain Read more…

Fabulous Figs

Mayhem Feeding Mummy Figs, Granada, Andalucia, Spain

Yum! Sweet, fruity, soft, jammy Spanish figs are ready, packed with fibre, minerals and vitamins and amazingly delicious to eat.  It was great to get Chaos and Mayhem involved to pick plenty of purple and green figs to eat fresh Read more…

Creatures Great and Small

Butterfly, Granada, Andalucia, Spain

It is always so delightful to be out and about with the family and encounter amazing creatures.  An opportunity for Chaos and Mayhem to marvel at the wonder of nature close up; a great way to appreciate the incredible variety of animals, observe animal behaviour and learn not to be fearful of animals but to treat them them with care and respect. It makes our hearts soar to see our boys so inquisitive and full of wonder, marvelling at nature and the extensive variety of creatures great and small. 


Fun in the Swimming Pool, Granada, Andalucia, Spain

Scorchio!!!  The Iberian Peninsula has been experiencing rather a large rise in the mercury levels recently.   August is usually the month for 40º plus weather, but the end of June and beginning of July has been seriously hot.  When Read more…