THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACH
Monsul, Cabo de Gata

Some beach days linger in the memory. Looking back now on the summer just gone it’s a blur of suncream and sand, hastily packed picnics and hot, dusty walks from car parks, but one particular afternoon stands out. Monsul beach. Pristine, tranquil, remote. A broad swathe of fine, white sand sheltered by wind-swept dunes and…

SUNDAY STROLL
Easy peasy with great views of Lake Viñuela

This can’t really qualify as a “walk” – an adult could bound down here in less than ten minutes. But taking in to account there were 6 little, easily distracted legs walking with us, we managed to while away an hour and a half or so on this campo track – finding the best stick,…

CITY OF STONE
The Jurassic landscape of El Torcal

It’s hair dryer blowing in your face weather and I’m craving fresh air and exercise. Not doable in this heat, even turning my head too fast produces a film of sweat on my forehead. Really, it’s that hot. So in lieu of anything more strenuous I’m writing up this post I started back in April…

GREAT VALUE FAMILY PASS
at the Bioparc in Fuengirola

I was recently moaning about the crazy, unbelievable, I-don’t-know-how-families-can-afford-it entrance prices for theme parks (Aquavelis, Tivoliworld, Selwo etc) here in Malaga but I’d completely forgotten about the bioparc in Fuengirola and their yearly pass which is actually fantastic value if you intend going more than once. The Pase Berde If you’re on holidays for a…

FIESTA EN FOTOS
Foam party at Cómpeta Feria

It’s still hot hot hot!!! and the children (as mentioned in my last post) are still glued to the pool… but we did manage to drag them away last weekend for the annual foam party in Cómpeta. We’re all big kids in our house and we love a good fiesta de espuma. At this time…

COOLING OFF
A day trip to Aquavelis water park

The summer has really started to sizzle. Alas, just like myself, the twenties are now a distant memory. We’re basking in the mid to late thirties and dreading the forties that lurk just around the corner. Enthusiasm for days out has dwindled with the kids – they just want to hang by the pool. For…

ROAST IN A ROLL
A tasty snack where you’d least expect it

I am very happy to share this post with you as I think this is a real “find”. In Spain sometimes you find deliciousness in the most unlikely places. So I’ve already told you what it is… but let me keep you guessing for a bit as to where. This is the deliciousness I speak…

LAZY DAYS BY THE LAKE
at Bermejales in Granada province

My last post was about hidden gems in Andalucia and since we have discovered another one! Credit goes to our friend Charlotte who found this place last summer and has been begging us to go ever since. We have waited until now to see if she was exaggerating and it turns out she wasn’t one…