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.


Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Guardamar - Harbour

Well the boats are still here in the harbour in spite of the recent debt problems and court orders - business as usual by the look of it ....


Saturday, 26 December 2009

Guardamar - Hoops Bar

Celtic fans will be made welcome at the Hoops Bar near the sea front in Guardamar - another plus point for this bar is that they sell draught Guinness !!

You'll also be able to follow all the Scottish and English football matches on the TV.


Guardamar - Christmas Tree

Happy Boxing Day .....

Guardamar's very own Christmas Tree in the central square ...


Friday, 25 December 2009

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas .......


Thursday, 24 December 2009

Guardamar - Christmas Lights

Guardamar usually has a good show of Christmas lights which cheer up the dark winter nights.

The nights are not as dark and miserable as those in the UK at this time of the year.


Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Guardamar- Father Christmas ..

A balcony is a good place for Father Christmas to enter one's home - this one is accompanied by a Wise King ....

This is a common sight in Guardamar and a popular way of decorating the balcony.


Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Guardamar - Red carpet ..

Christmas time is the time to get out the red carpet and entice your customer into the shop ..

This is quite a common sight in the town and I think a nice gesture ..


Monday, 21 December 2009

Guardamar - Bike race ...

Around this time of the year various bike races are held - some are nothing more than a family ride around the town but good fun all the same .

Here are some of the bikers enjoying the morning sunshine ...


Sunday, 20 December 2009

Guardamar- After the rain...

Just returned from two weeks in Guardamar and on the whole the weather was good apart from a couple of days of heavy rain.

Here debris from the rain has been swept up and awaits collection from the beach.


Thursday, 10 December 2009

Spanish Proverb

A lo hecho, pecho

What's done is done ....


Saturday, 5 December 2009

Did you know .... ????

El Cid ( he of the great beard ) a Castillian knight was born Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar in 1043 and spent most of his life fighting the Muslims.

Cid comes from the Arabic " sidi " meaning lord.

His most important achievement was when he defeated the Almoravids and took the city of Valencia from the Muslims in 1093-4.

He died in 1099.


Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Guardamar - Near the Mercadona

The rear entrance to the Mercadona - this is usually a quiet street with not too much traffic.