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.


Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Moros y cristianos - Guardamar

It is a near to impossible task trying to ascertain the dates of Guardamar's Moors and Christians celebrations.

However after a lot of searching the internet we have discovered it runs from July 20th to 29th this year.

The town will be very busy - it will be very hot but watching the parades and fireworks will make it well worthwhile.


Tuesday, 24 January 2012


Quiet now down by the park but in summer this area will be heaving ..


Sunday, 22 January 2012

Guardamar - Pine Forest

Another nice sunny day - photos taken September/October.


Saturday, 14 January 2012

Dark clouds ..

Dark clouds on the horizon ..


Wednesday, 11 January 2012


On our return to Spain these will be long gone - lack of water ( unless heavy rain decides to visit throughout the winter )


Sunday, 8 January 2012


A visit to Spain is never complete without a jigsaw to pass away a few days.


Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Spanish unemployment ..

The number of people in Spain claiming unemployment benefit has risen to 4.42 million.

This is a fifteen year high and the fifth straight monthly rise.

The new government has a lot of work to do !!


Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year

Happy New Year 2012

Feliz Año Nuevo 2012