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I would say that Altea is probably one of my favourite towns in Alicante. Only an hour and a half drive south of Valencia it’s a town with a lot of character and relaxed surroundings, quite surprising as it’s only a 15-minute drive away from the vibrant atmosphere of Benidorm.…

This post is long overdue. I have been meaning to write up about our trip to Andorra just after Christmas. This trip didn’t take much planning and it was something that we and our friends have decided at the last minute. The idea came up when I mentioned to my…

Just over a week ago we celebrated my husband’s birthday, with family coming over too, it was a great excuse to try something other than paella! Don’t get me wrong, I like the stuff, but it’s also nice to try something different other than Spanish food once in a while!…

The more I visit Valencia the more I fall in love with the place. So it was no brainer when my husband and I decided to take another weekend break just 30 minutes drive from our home. I tend to visit the city often, but not to sightsee. I guess…

Over the weekend, we found ourselves child-free, thanks to my in-laws who came to visit last week from the UK. They kindly offered to take the children off our hands so that my husband and I can spend a little alone time together. 😉 We didn’t waste any time organising…

How do you find yourself when it comes to languages? Are you quite an impressive polyglot or like myself need that little help once in a while? There are still occasions when I still find myself referring to my translator or having a quick refreshers on one of my language…

Friday is usually is my ‘inspiration’ day. Doing the job that I do, I am in constant research of anything different and on trend. And how I love days like these when I can sit down in front of my laptop with a cup of coffee in hand, browsing curious…

Another one of my #FridayFinds this one is from a very talented small company in Avilés (Asturias), Spain, an area well known for it’s traditional craft making from raw materials such as pottery, wood, leather and iron. Barruntando, creates whimsical ceramics made in earthenware, red or stoneware clay, all of…

One of my favourite things during winter evenings is the excuse to switch on my ‘cosy’ lights a little earlier than usual. There is something about soft and warm lighting that makes me feel all fluffy inside.  A month after moving in to our new home (over 2 years ago),…

Yesterday was a day full of surprises, the husband and I planned a little day out for the boys to the Oceanografic Valencia. This year, we haven’t really ventured to any theme parks or attractions and have been enjoying a slow paced and fun filled summer without having to spend a…

A few weeks ago I briefly mentioned my ‘lost’ make-up during my last trip to the UK.  It might seem trivial, but I try to buy all my beauty products in the UK, I guess it’s just something that I am used too and I get pretty attached to them. But, thank goodness…

I headed for the UK about three weeks ago, on my return trip I left all my makeup behind. Damn those airport rules and they’re separate see through bags! I knew that one of these days that was going to happen. I only realise when I reached the security point that…

The stress of work have been taking over our lives lately, for the past few months, it seems like that the husband and I hardly have time to do anything together. I guess one of the best things about living in Spain is that we do have a social life and…

Summer is finally here, and one thing I learned last year was to invest in some good sunglasses. Not only they are an absolute necessity, but they also make you look pretty cool and hide those heavy eye bags on early morning school runs! Everyone here wears them.  Indoors, outdoors,…

I remember my first camera, back in 1994, I was 17 years old just fresh into Art college. One of the things I owned was a Minolta 600si which served me a few years.  I’ve always loved taking photographs, but only for fun, I wouldn’t consider myself a professional though…

Frequent travelling requires organisation and planning, which I have learnt over the past two years.  My 4-7 day journeys usually do not require a lot of things, so travelling light and having reliable travel accessories makes the journey a lot easier. This past year I have travelled back to the…