Marbella has a beautiful old town, which for some unknown reason I failed to take any photos of! Marbella is stunning today, calm blue sea and blue skies. This weather is incredible considering it is only February. The promenade here is busy with people parading up and down and I imagine this must be a … Continue reading 2019 Marbella & Estapona
So three and a half years later we are back in Spain, a few things have changed for us since we were last here. Sadly the dogs are no longer with us, bit of a tough one. Plus we have traded our Landrover Discovery for a Mini Cooper – a bit of fun and a … Continue reading 2019 Here we are again – Malaga
After a quick overnight stop in Spain, it was lovely to cross the border into France and be in a country where we could speak the language. We stayed the first night in a town called Saintes just north of Bordeaux. The hotel was very nice and set in fabulous grounds. It was very early … Continue reading The Journey Home
We had a lovely day. We went to Javea and walked around the marina and then all of the way up to the other end of the beach to the Arunel where we had lunch. The sunshine was glorious and we were walking around in shorts and tshirts. Not something I have done very often … Continue reading 50th Birthday!
We went to Gandia today, which is an upmarket Spanish town and resort. There are hardly any expats here and you can certainly feel the difference. Sunday is a big day out for the Spanish people and the promenades and squares are packed. Gandia is situated in Spain’s main orange growing region and produces some … Continue reading Gandia
Today we have come back to Jávea old town, this time with a charged battery in the camera! Jávea old town is steeped in history. It is situated a mile or so inland because in days of old the inhabitants of Jávea feared the incursions of marauding pirates. The old town hasn’t changed much over … Continue reading Jávea Pueblo
I am currently a freelance webdesigner in the UK, so self-employed. I wanted to check how this would work in Spain, my biggest concern was whether I would still be able to keep my UK clients, thus invoicing them and getting paid in sterling. If you live in Spain for more than 183 days per … Continue reading Running Self Employed Web Design Business in Spain
It is John’s birthday today, so we decided to visit Denia Castle. The Castle was built in 11th Century and as you wander around the ruins today it is not difficult to imagine people going about their business a thousand years ago. Soldiers would have marched up to the gates and onto a small road … Continue reading Denia Castle
We have been travelling to so many places that we have forgotten what we have seen. We went back to Moraira and had a really good walk around. It is a gorgeous place with plenty of good places to eat. We had a drink at the marina in the sun and decided this would be … Continue reading Moraira Revisited
What a place. Everything you would expect it to be and more but what they can never show you in the pictures is the brilliant atmosphere. The place is absolutely packed with holiday makers on package tours but it is calm and happy. They are all so friendly and love the dogs. The happy buzz … Continue reading Benidorm!
We decided to go and do a bit of Sunday sight-seeing today. We started off in Xalo, also known as Jalon. This is a mountain town and visitors flock to the Saturday market, which takes place in a dry river bed. That must be the only day of the week that the place has any … Continue reading Xalo, Benissa and Teulada
We had a tourist day and went out to the beach at Benitachell. It was absolutely beautiful. The sea was turquoise and the beaches white. Little caves line the beaches on the far side, only accessible by boat or parachute! The steep cliffs plumet to the sea below, sheer drops that are not for the … Continue reading Benitachell Beach
Things have improved considerably on the accommodation front. We are now in Denia half way up Montgo with fabulous views over Denia to the castle and the marina. It is a lovely house and we have proper heating! Our last house did not have any heating and although the days are hot the evenings are … Continue reading We moved to Denia!
We went back to Javea today, such a gorgeous place to be. The morning was beautiful and 23 degrees before 10am! Jazz & Raffy made a friend called Billy whose owner was a very friendly Spanish guy … We went to the other side of the bay from the marina and visited the Arunal Beach. … Continue reading Javea
We have now discovered that there is Denia port and Denia Marina. The port is quite smart but the Marina is very sophisticated. There are lots of lovely restaurants with rooftop views over the Marina and plenty of places to walk and take in the ambiance. Very nice indeed!