Manilva, Casares and white washed Andalucian Villages

August 31st, 2011

LOOKING FOR THE WHITE INSPIRATION… Dotted around the Andalucian hills, merely a short distance from the hustle and bustle of the beaches of the Costa del Sol, lie a multitude of quiet and scenic towns and villages all the buildings and structures of which are painted white to reflect the unforgiving rays of the hot […]


Water, Light and Sound Spectacular – Alcazar Cordoba

August 30th, 2011

The Gardens of the Alcazar palace (Palace of the Christian Kings) in Cordoba are really beautiful. Every night at 10pm, there is a light, sound and water show. It is free entry but you need to reserve a place as they only allow a limited number of people for each show. You can reserve online […]


Madinat Al Zahra – Cordoba

August 30th, 2011

Madinat Al Zahra is located 8km to the west of Cordoba, about a 20 minute drive away from the city centre. It is considered to be one of the most important archaeological sites in Europe. It’s construction dates from 929 when the majority of Spain was ruled by the Arabs. Cordoba was the then capital […]


La Noria Apartment for Sale in Sabinillas

August 30th, 2011

Check out this fabulous two bedroom apartment in the urbanisation, La Noria, located in the heart of Sabinillas. La Noria is one of the best kept gated urbanisations in Sabinillas. The owner of this apartment has put in high-quality air-conditioning and heating and other extras making it stand out from any other standard two bedroom […]


Almijara Chiringuito Duquesa

August 27th, 2011

Another Friday lunchtime and another chiringuito to visit…… This time it was Almijara Chiringuito Duquesa.  It is located on the “unbuilt” bit of the paseo between Sabinillas and Duquesa, just a 2 minute walk way from Urbanisations Marina de la Duquesa and Marina Real It is certainly easier to get there on foot than by car. […]


Another drink for the summer!!!

August 27th, 2011

On our Friday lunchtime tour of the Chiringuitos, we have taken to drinking Agua con gas (fizzy water) with a dash of lime cordial (lima). It’s really refreshing and gives the edge to a plain water. Some waiters look at us strangely when we ask for it but other have served it without a problem. […]


Plastic swimming pools in Manilva

August 27th, 2011

Every year we buy a 3.6 meter plastic blowup pool from Carrefour. It is absolutely great fun, it takes up the whole of our tiny garden but the kids have great fun. It is also a great sense of achievement making sure that it does not turn green… This year we thought we’d add to […]


Visit to Cordoba – in August!!!

August 27th, 2011

It was my wedding anniversary (a special one) this month so hubby and I decided to go away for a few days on our own. We considered Granada but thought the kids would probably want to see that, so that’s pending –  We settled on Cordoba. All my Spanish friends said “Cordoba in August, are you mad?!” […]


Manilva Wine Festival

August 25th, 2011

The first weekend in September is the time that Manilva celebrates its annual grape harvest, known as Vendimia, it’s yet another huge party. This year the festivities start on Saturday 3rd Saturday with the local town band parading through the street and fireworks being let off at 8am (yes, 8am!!). In the afternoon, there is […]


Now is the time to buy in Spain – especially in the Manilva area.

August 25th, 2011

MSN money is doing a feature today on how does the UK property market compare to the property market abroad. It says that the Spanish property market despite improving a little in 2010, is still sluggish. According to the INE, Spain’s National Institute of Statistics, property prices fell 2.2% in the three months to September, […]


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