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.


Saturday, 30 June 2012

Euro 2012 Final

The final of Euro 2012 on Sunday and Spain are there..

The opponents Italy in what would appear to be a very interesting match.

No doubt there will be a lot of screaming and shouting in the bars up and down the Costa Blanca.

I think our Manchester City player Mario will be a deciding factor  - either a couple of goals or a red card and an early bath.

We'll see....


Saturday, 16 June 2012

Central heating

As you lounge on the beach with the sun beating down just think on that in the UK we still have the central heating on

As I write the rain is bouncing down in bucket loads.

So nothing new here then...

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Euro 2012 Spain - Italy

The venue Gdansk Poland

Score Spain 1 Italy 1

Not the best start for Spain. Torres came on as substitute in the second half but failed to score even after being given great goal scoring opportunities.

Must admit my eyes began to droop but that may have been caused by numerous glasses of wine.

Better luck next time


Eurozone Aid

Spain's finance minister has confirmed that they will seek financial aid to help prop up the ailing banking system.

Madrid insists that this is not a rescue and not all banks need money.

A formal request has not been made but her eurozone partners would be prepared to lend them up to 100bn euros. Two independent audits of the banking system should be published 21st June and that will reveal how much cash is needed.

We home owners will now have to wait and see what happens next to property values and taxes.

Watch this space.....