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It’s Christmas!

Last updated on September 13th, 2019 at 09:11 am. What does Christmas mean to you? Is it a time to reflect and remember, a time to look forward and plan or a time – just to get over? The yuletide season has a habit of bringing out the best and worst in people. Families squashed […]

Burst pipes in Spain

Last updated on September 13th, 2019 at 09:11 am. There’s one story that keeps cropping up every so often in the free paper. The story goes like this. Someone receives a water bill for an extortionate amount of money and hasn’t got a clue why. Burst pipes are a common problem in Spain. It’s a […]

Christmas and New Year in Spain

Last updated on September 13th, 2019 at 09:11 am. Although there are many similarities with Christmas traditions in other countries, Christmas in Spain has many differences too. Spending Christmas in another country is a good opportunity to leave some of your old routines behind and try something new. Here are the most important dates in […]

Understanding Spanish custom – tapas

Last updated on April 9th, 2020 at 12:24 pm. One of the great things about Spanish eating, is tapas. Little plates of different snacks, that can be shared. Perfect if you don’t want to fill up but just fancy a nibble with your drink. Of course, you can fill up with them too, if you […]


Fresh Fish in Spain

One of the good things about living in and visiting Spain is if you enjoy eating fish. It’s usually cheap, readily available and you will usually find a fresh fish counter at even the smaller supermarkets. Fish is good for you, versatile and relatively easy to cook. However, it also goes off very quickly and […]


Serrano ham

Serrano ham. It’s delicious. You can find it in nearly every bar and restaurant in Spain and pay anything from a few cents to hundreds of euros for the pleasure. A bit like whisky (but without the hangover) it’s quality and price depend on a mixture of maturity and raw ingredients. It’s not just the […]

Cava – The Spanish Champagne

Last updated on September 13th, 2019 at 09:11 am. There is something very special about Champagne. Perhaps it’s the bubbles, or popping the cork or even the fact that it’s kept for a celebration. However, it can come rather expensive – at least if it’s champagne you’re talking about. Cava, on the other hand comes […]