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Archive for September, 2009

Birdwatching in Casarabonela

Monday, September 28th, 2009

I've just received fantastic news for birdwatchers in Andalucia regarding the annual birdwatching weekend in Casarabonela, a lovely white village perched on a mountainside in the province of Málaga. I interviewed the organisers of this event on the radio last year and I can assure you it's worth travelling to Casarabonela ...

Life in the Spanish fast lane

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Spain, particularly the south of Spain, is especially attractive to expatriates from northern European countries not only because of the sun, but also the pace of life. Many are attracted to move here by what they see as a slower, more relaxed lifestyle. But would you believe it’s possible to suffer ...

Operation “Autumn Changeover”

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Spring cleaning is big where I come from. Everyone talks about it, but I’m not sure if anyone really does it any more. Here, on the other hand, the big annual “turn the house inside out” season seems to be autumn. And it is taken very seriously. I have a couple ...

Back to school in Spain

Monday, September 7th, 2009

September is a busy month for parents in Spain who must track down long lists of books and supplies as well as shoes, uniforms or new clothing and a million other things before the school year officially begins. Every September we have the usual race for school text books. Back in ...