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, 30 August 2011

Alicante - More photos

More photographs from Alicante - taken in March this year.


Monday, 29 August 2011

A good start for Real Madrid

A good start for Real Madrid yesterday in the La Liga - a six nil win over Real Zaragoza.

The scoreline included a hat trick from Ronaldo.

That will certainly please the fans.


Sunday, 28 August 2011

Torrevieja Harbour

This monument " sings the praises " of the local Torrevieja singers who are famed for their songs of the sea.


Friday, 26 August 2011

Torrevieja Harbour

In theory you should be able to see this rather strange statute sitting in the harbour waters without too much problem - however when walking along it is quite easy to miss or ignore.


Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Torrevieja Harbour

You could miss this little statue as you walk along - hidden away in a little corner of the harbour.


Monday, 22 August 2011

Torrevieja - Boatyard

Take your pick and then head for the wide ocean ..


Sunday, 21 August 2011

Football strike ..

No football in the top two Spanish leagues this weekend - and why ? - because they are on strike .

It would appear that the finances of some of the football clubs are not in too good a shape and there are delays in paying some players. The football unions are demanding guarantees, that come what may, players will be paid. These demands have not been met and hence the strike which is set to carry on until next weekend.

This situation will cause a backlog of matches which will cause severe congestion in the fixture list later in the season but will not affect games played in the European competitions.

Spanish fans will not be happy ..


Saturday, 20 August 2011

Spanish Proverb

Mente sana en cuerpo sano


Healthy mind : Healthy body


Thursday, 18 August 2011

Torrevieja - Boatyard

Now which way is the sea ?

This boatyard in Torrevieja always seems to be a busy and industrious place.


Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Sergio Aguero

Sergio Aguero the ex Atletico Madrid player has taken to the English Premier League like a duck takes to water.

Transferred this summer for £38m to Manchester City the 23 year old Argentine scored two goals in his debut game against Swansea City last night.

Manager Roberto Mancini likens Sergio to a photocopy of the Brazilian legend Romario.

We shall be expecting sparks to fly this season ....



I'm now getting low on the number of unpublished photographs I have from the Costa Blanca - so hopefully will be publishing some more but only every other day.

Here is the port at Torrevieja.


Sunday, 14 August 2011

Torrevieja - Graffiti

More roadside art ....


Friday, 12 August 2011

Meal of the day ...

Meal of the day or Menú el dia is famous all over Spain - usually for anything between 7 to 12 euros you can get a really good 3 course meal plus bread and wine.

Very very good value ...


Monday, 8 August 2011

Iberdrola ICP

Are you like me confused by Iberdrola and the mention of ICP switches?

Take a look at an interesting Blog - Sparks in Spain.

Many questions will be answered ....


El Mesón de Laura - Guardamar

Meson de Laura - a nice place to eat and drink plus free Wifi ..


Sunday, 7 August 2011

Side street - Guardamar

A typical side street in Guardamar ..


Saturday, 6 August 2011


Attractive building near to where we have our flat in Guardamar.


Friday, 5 August 2011

N332 Guardamar

This is the view from our balcony - a lorry thunders down the N332


Thursday, 4 August 2011

Car Park

Now where did I park the car ???


Wednesday, 3 August 2011

General Election

I understand that a General Election will be held in Spain on the 20th of November.

Current Prime Minister Rodriguez Zapatero will not be standing for re-election and has been replaced by the Minister of Interior Alfredo Perez Rubaicaba for the PSOE.

Watch out for funs and games ... what will the electorate make of Mariano Rajoy of the opposition PP ?

All good fun.


Monday, 1 August 2011


August is here and a new month - a photo from one of our favourite spots in Guardamar.