The story of our adventure in Spain
In October 2002 we purchased a holiday flat in Guardamar on Spain's Costa Blanca - not far from Alicante and Torrevieja and we try to spend a good part of the year in Spain.
This blog hopefully will contain our thoughts and impressions of Spain - the good and the bad and lots and lots of photographs of not only Guardamar but the rest of Spain as we eventually get to explore it.
Monday, 2 June 2014
King Juan Carlos of Spain has at the age of 76 decided to abdicate in favour of his 45 year old son Crown Prince Felipe .
The king who has been in poor health recently stated that " A new generation must be at the forefront .. younger people with new energies ".
Tune into Spanish TV or read El Pais for all the details …
Tuesday, 27 May 2014
Saturday, 24 May 2014
Wednesday, 21 May 2014
Tuesday, 20 May 2014
Friday, 16 May 2014
Monday, 12 May 2014
Sunday, 11 May 2014
Saturday, 10 May 2014
Sunday, 4 May 2014
May 6th is big day for Spanish TV - 9 channels will be withdrawn because the broadcasters have had their DTT licences withdrawn.
It would appear that the courts have ruled that these licences should have been put out for general tender but were not and therefore the current licence is withdrawn.
Included in the list of channels is Nitro and LaSexta3. This is a great pity as these channels showed films in the original language which is usually English.
Possibly in the future a further 8 channels are rumoured to be withdrawn. No doubt some other companies will apply for licences and perhaps we'll see more channels again.
Sunday, 6 April 2014
If you want to know what's happening in Guardamar over the Easter period then here is a handy link -
Enjoy - the parades are well worth watching …
Tuesday, 12 November 2013
It is reported that both Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are interested in the new 19 year old starlet Sergi Darder who currently plays for Malaga in La Liga.
Will they entice him to the English Premier League ??
Originally an Espanyol player he is thought to be worth about 11 million on the transfer market.
We await the next round of transfers with expectation.
Monday, 11 November 2013
Unless there is a change of heart by those in authority we have seen the last of the Valencian TV channels Canal Nou and the news programme Nou 24.
They were disbanded on November 5th as untenable - previously Radio Television Valenciana had reduced the workforce by 75% because of financial reasons however this labour adjustment was nullified by the National Court and RTVV was unable to continue.
Operating from Burjassot the channels broadcast in Spanish and Valencian.
No doubt they will be missed by the Valencian speaking community.