El Rincon del Esparto

Yesterday on our way to lunch at our friends house just outside Frigiliana up in the hills, we stopped in the village to pop into El Rincon del Esparto, to buy a few lovely things…  I had spied this gorgeous shop/atelier on Facebook, as the lovely owner Lourdes Bueno takes part in lots of traditionalContinue reading “El Rincon del Esparto”

Feliz Dia De Reyes

On the morning of the Three Kings Day, January 6th, we woke to a beautiful sunny day. The Spanish celebrate Epiphany with a parade in the streets .It is Spain`s oldest parade , with the Three Kings dressed in elaborate, brocade costumes, delighting the children by throwing hundreds of sweets onto the streets as theyContinue reading “Feliz Dia De Reyes”


We havent been to Malaga for so very long, so yesterday we hopped on the bus in the village, nice and early. Its a great service, dropping you off near the port, and we made our way to have coffee in a small chi chi cafe called Sweet Cup. Its very girly and pink, (Continue reading “Malaga”

Maro arde

Sunday was a very sad, ( and frightening) day for Maro. As the title of this Blog post says Maro arde, which means -Maro burns, and burn it did. It was a beautiful hot sunny day, but with a wild , wild wind, that rushed through our road and whipped along the coast . AContinue reading “Maro arde”

Ripe for the picking

It`s that time of year again here in southern Spain. The avocado harvest has begun. Spain is the single largest European avocado produce and exports to many countries.  And this year, Andrew, and our friends and neighbours Mark and Michelle, helped Ana and Vicente and Encarna and family, start the great pick on their landContinue reading “Ripe for the picking”


With a backdrop of stunning pink and violet hued skies, last night Maro went crazily all things Halloween. Or, as it is known here `Maroween`. A mad, music-filled , colourful fiesta, that celebrates not just all things spooky, but the advent of the sweet potato and roast chestnut season. ( There were plenty of thoseContinue reading “Maroween”

Lake Vinuela

Lake Vinuela is about forty minutes drive inland from Maro, through wide valleys of trees laden with olives , avocados and pomegranates. The `lake` is actually a man-made reservoir ,providing water for thousands of homes, but its clean, pale turquoise waters, are a tranquil sight surrounded by mountains and pine trees, and it’s a goodContinue reading “Lake Vinuela”


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