Viva España

Andalucia Sunset
It’s lovely to be back blogging after the inevitable hiatus while the kids were on holiday. The summer seemed to whizz by which is probably testament to the fact the we packed so much in: we ventured to Spain with friends, Northumberland with family and had lots of fun closer to home in between. I’ve also been working on a much needed revamp of our bedroom and en suite which I am really looking forward to sharing here in the coming weeks.


Our fortnight in Andalucía was a definite highlight of the holiday. We stayed in the mountains inland from Estepona which afforded us peace and quiet (well, to a point given we had five kids in tow), stunning scenery and the chance to explore the charming whitewashed villages of Casares and Gaucín on our doorstep.


Apart from the odd trip to the beach, most of the days were spent poolside and the evenings involved either home cooked feasts or a trip out to a local restaurant. As a group of gluttons foodies we were spoilt for choice with what was on offer locally: we stocked up on white peaches, gazpacho, chorizo and manchego from the supermarket and dined out on delicious tapas, barbecued fish and roasted meats (all washed down with plenty of rosé). Suffice to say, we ate well.

Flowers & Olives

Despite being warm(ish) at the moment, it feels as though we’ve said goodbye to summer now that the kids are back at school and the garden is starting to take on the odd autumnal hue. I think we’re all relishing the return to a vaguely normal routine though and I’m looking forward to having the time to share lots of projects, updates and discoveries with you over the coming months.

Until next time…

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