Category: Travel

Pendleton, England

The Flowerpot Minions in Pendleton, Lancashire, UK

Guess where we are…the red rose county, home of cotton mills, hotpots, pie, chips and gravy, oh and don’t forget the Pendle witches and magnificent moors, to name but a few.  We are back in Lancashire (of course) for a Read more…

Penha Garcia, Portugal

View, Penha Garcia, Castelo Branco, Portugal

Pena Garcia is a Portugese hillside village in the Castelo Branco area of Central Portugal, only a few miles away from the border with Spain.  The views from the village of the surrounding area are simply stunning.

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…

Alhambra and Generalife, Granada

Alhambra Snow Capped Sierra Nevadas Backdrop, Granada, Andalucia, Spain

The Alhambra, a palace, a fortress, an architectural masterpiece.  The Alhambra, in Granada, Andalucia, Spain, is truly a sight to behold, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a wonder of the world.  What makes the Alhambra so special…?  Everything.  Every single Read more…

Monsanto, Portugal

Monsanto Castle, Beira Baxia, Portugal

Monsanto is located in the Beira Baixa Province of Portugal and the officially titled Historic Village was once fortified by the Knights Templar. Monsanto has claimed to be the most ancient settlement in Portugal, as there are traces of early Read more…

Parque de las Ciencias, Granada

Biodome, Parque de las Ciencias, Science Museum, Granada, Andalucia, Spain

Granada in Spain has numerous museums, the Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) is centrally located and a perfect place to spark the imagination, for both adults and children alike. There are a variety of buildings and sections to the Read more…

Fiesta time

St.Antonio Sardines, Salvaterra do Extremo, Castello Branco, Portugal

During the summer months in Spain and Portugal the heat intensifies during the day, averaging 40º, the days pass by in a blur of sticky sweat and heat induced siestas.  When the sun goes down and the heat abates (a Read more…

Andalucian Sunset

Clouds at sunset, Granada, Andalucia, Spain

Dramatic and moody Andalucian skies are providing a spectacular show for us each evening.  So beautiful, peaceful and relaxing, you cannot help but marvel at mother nature’s creative palette.  Although no two sunsets are the same, we seem to be Read more…