Craft market in Gaucin this weekend

May 31st, 2012

If you fancy a trip out this weekend, why not head inland to Gaucin. There is a craft market there this weekend, 2nd and 3rd June from 10am  – 5.30pm. There will be various stalls selling gifts, wine and arts and craft all produced by local craftsman for Gaucin and surrounding areas. This time of […]


Horses on La Noria beach….

May 31st, 2012

The second “concentación tourista caballista” – an equestrian and horsemanship show will take place this Saturday, 2nd June on the beach in front of La Noria in Sabinillas The event begins at 6pm (approx…) with a parade of horses through the streets of Sabinillas. These horses and their riders are normally dressed in traditional costumes and make […]


Bar Deja Vu – the new Bodega del Genal

May 30th, 2012

As you know, one of our favourite bars, La bodega del genal,  left Sabinillas a couple of weeks ago but I’m very pleased to confirm that the  new bar in Duquesa, called Deju Vu will be opening on Friday 1st June.  I must say, it looks very inviting and welcoming. Justin & Phil have done […]


Bahia Park Algeciras opening for summer 2012 15th June

May 30th, 2012

Don’t want to speak too soon but it does like like summer has arrived which means at least one visit to the water park (or as many times as the kids can convince us to take them..) .  One of the best in the area is Bahia Park in Algeciras. It’s about a 30 minute […]


Camping La Bella Vista Manilva

May 29th, 2012

For as long as I can remember, there was always a campsite in the Chullera area of Manilva. The old campsite closed a few years ago and the site remained empty for a while but now a new, bang up to date campsite has opened there. La Bella vista Campsite was officially opened by the […]


Duquesa Fire -Huge Fire in Duquesa – Fire on the Duquesa Golf course… Houses in danger

May 26th, 2012

Whilst out on a viewing trip this morning at 11am we spotted plumes of smoke rising from the Duquesa Golf area. We were in the Doña Julia Golf course and we could see that the fire was growing. The westerly wind did not help and this was fanning the fire and making it spread uncontrollably. […]


Discount deals in Estepona and Marbella area

May 25th, 2012

You know how you don’t subscribe to something yet they seem to get hold of your email address from somewhere and bombard you with daily emails…well that happened to me but this time I didn’t mind.  The company is question was called “Cool Deals” and they are offering some great “daily deals” with large discounts on restaurants, […]


Great “things to do” website

May 25th, 2012

I was chatting to a friend last night and she told me about a new website she had discovered. Its called “”. I had a look and its fantastic. It’s covers the whole world, you select the country you want, then a region. I put in Spain, then Marbella. You can then select the distance […]


Papeleria Jeni Sabinillas

May 23rd, 2012

You will find at least one Papeleria in almost all Spanish towns and villages.  Basically it is a bookshop / stationary shop.  They mainly cater for the needs of the school children supplying all the necessary materials and books for school. I know I’ve written about Papeleria Jeni before but I have to do so […]


Reggae Night at Chiringuito Floria Aldea Beach Manilva

May 23rd, 2012

My favourite place to drink a mojito is at the Floria chiringuito located on the Aldea Beach in Manilva. This beach bar is a true shack on the beach and oozes peacefulness and tranquility. What better place to hold a reggae night. This Saturday evening from 8pm you will be able to go and celebrate the […]


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