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, 21 November 2011

Election Humiliation

The result is out and the PP under Mariano Rajoy have surged to victory with an absolute majority.

186 seats out of 350 in the Spanish congress.

The PSOE which has governed since 2004 had the worse result for nearly thirty years.

I hope the Spanish people will be happy when the austerity measures start to bite.


Saturday, 19 November 2011


Tomorrow November 20th is a general election in Spain.

When I was in Spain the electioneering had already started -low key compared to the UK- with debates on television, hoardings being erected and the noisy vans/cars roaming the streets with loudspeakers.

The good money is on the PP to win and triumph over the PSOE who are blamed for the economic mess and high unemployment.

I think the Spanish people will not be too happy if when elected the PP impose severe austerity and fiscal cutbacks. We holiday home owners will just have to wait and see if there are any new taxes imposed on us.

More news to follow.


Friday, 18 November 2011

Back home ..

Now back home in England after nearly two months in the Costa Blanca.

The weather was glorious - very warm and sunny for most of the time - in fact warmer then normal for Spain.

Not many new photographs taken - I think I've got to the point where I've photographed most places and there is no reason to keep snapping away at the same scenes.

So for the next few months, although there will be some photographs, I think there is likely to be more narrative and comments.