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.

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Alicante weather

Monday, 2 June 2014

King Juan Carlos


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 …

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Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Guardamar farms

You'll find these farms in Guardamar and all within a short reach of the Rio Segura.







Saturday, 24 May 2014

Guardamar - Scrapyard ??

This looks to me like a scrapyard for old boats - no doubt they could be someone's pride and joy..





Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Rio Segura -Guardamar

The river Segura in Guardamar - they have certainly tried to clean this area up over the last few years.



Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Streets of Guardamar - Carrer Juan Garcia

These high rise apartments certainly dominate the marina area of Guardamar.





Convenient apartments if you happen to have a boat in the marina.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Guardamar


I love the colours on this building - whenever I walk by I'm impressed with the colour scheme.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Shadows in the sun

Shadows in the sun - down in the pine forest Guardamar



Sunday, 11 May 2014

Guardamar - Arab Fort







Guardamar's own arab fort - dating back a long long time.

Managed to stick the camera through the fence and get these pictures.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Labour Day Concert - Guardamar

If you wondered down to the main square in Guardamar on Labour Day you would have enjoyed a free concert.



Sunday, 4 May 2014

Short visit ...


We've just had another short visit to Guardamar.

What beautiful sunny and warm weather we had - glorious..

Hope to post a few photos over the next few days

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Spanish TV


May 6th is big day for Spanish TV - 9 channels will be withdrawn because the broadcasters have had their DTT licences withdrawn.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.

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Sunday, 6 April 2014

Guardamar del Segura - Easter timetable of events


If you want to know what's happening in Guardamar over the Easter period then here is a handy link -

http://www.guardamarturisme.com/english/lent-holy-week-and-easter-programme-of-events-guardamar-2014/

Enjoy - the parades are well worth watching …

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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Virgen del Rosario - Guardamar


We had a few weeks holiday in Guardamar during a very warm and dry October. Not many photos taken but managed to take these of the local fiesta.






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Sergi Darder


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

Canal Nou / Nou 24


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.

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