Restaurant review – Punjabi Virsa – Hondon de los Frailes

Well after picking up my wife, Gail from the airport this morning (She’d just landed back from the UK), we decided to head down to the new Indian restaurant in Hondon de los Frailes. It turns out this was a very wise decision! Having lived in Altrincham in the UK, (not far from the curry…

Life in Spain – Week 4

Hola Amigos, hope you are well. Seems ages since the last update but it’s literally a week or so ago. Time is going so fast. I suppose that’s the downside of living a much more enriched life. The more you enjoy it the faster it goes. If that’s the only compromise, I’ll take it! Last…

Life in Spain week 3!

Okay so for those who know me, will know I’ve been obsessed about Spain (and hated a lot of what the UK has to offer) for a long, long time but having been here 3 weeks does it measure up to expectations? Abso-bloody-lutley it does!!! Here’s how the first three weeks went. (wasn’t all fun!) Prior…

Three Dogs and a cat – On the road to Spain!

So you have decided to take the jump and move to Spain and you’re thinking about the key steps on what you need to do to make it happen. The things that will keep the majority of us awake at night are things like getting the house ready to put on the market, choosing a…

Running to Spain or running away from the UK?

My old boss gave me some great advice having been approached to join a different part of the business – Lee are you running away from this job or are you running to a job you really want? He was right I didn’t want the job I was applying for,  I just wanted out of…

Moving to Spain – Health Considerations

You would think finding your new family home in Spain and selling your UK home is the toughest part of the transition, it certainly has been for us (well the UK side at least!), however other questions do come in to consideration and it’s very much dependent on your circumstances. Are you retired or do…

Location, Location

We have found our new home – La Romana! 35 minutes from Alicante and its beaches, the small peaceful Spanish village is perfect for our new Spanish lifestyle. A local school, sports centre, tapas bars, traditional markets selling fantastic fresh produce, it offers the three P’s we were looking for Peace, Possibilities and Personality. Its…

Lifestyle

Lets be clear, the UK does have its benefits, Cornwall, the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, great British ale in country pubs, then there’s family on your doorstep, and knowing where to get what you need, when you need it does have its perks. However, life is a very short journey and I believe to…

Spanish cuisine

We love food full stop! Curries, Chinese, even a good old English breakie will always have a place in our hearts but for us you cant beat Tapas. The idea of eating out late in the Spanish heat in a bustling local tapas bar is the dream. We also love cooking our own tapas so…