Tag: Evergreen

Living Off Grid in Central Portugal

Chaos and his Lego Caravan, Penamacor, Castelo Branco, Central Portugal

Never in our wildest dreams did we ever imagine that our family would live in a caravan, without mains running water or electricity but here we are, living off grid in Central Portugal! When we first came to Portugal housesitting 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…

Monachil Los Cahorros Gorge Walk Granada

Monachil Village, Granada, Andalucia, Spain

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 Read more…

Tips to Survive a Road Trip with Small Children

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

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 Read more…

Costa de la Luz Beaches

Bologna part of the Costa de la Luz

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. 

​Living on the Edge

Topsy Turvy Tribe on a family hike in the Alpujharas

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 Read more…


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

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 Read more…

The Lost Village of El Acebuchal

The Lost Village of El Acebuchal, Malaga, Spain

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 Read more…

Embracing Changes

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

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. Read more…

Malaga Port, Museums & Beach with Children

Muello Uno, 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 Read more…