More sun but also more daylight!

This is a picture taken from our living room this morning.  The sun rised at 7:53am and will set at 6:08pm today.  In Vancouver, by comparison, the sun rises at 7:20am and sets at 4:32pm.  More sunlight is another great benefit of spending the winter in Southern Spain. We like that the sun gets up…

Food Market in Malaga 

Before leaving for Spain, a friend of mine said that markets were not as good as the one in France.  I thought she would be right since she is well travelled and a food lover. She went to France many times and was in Spain recently as well.  I have to say, after having been…

A Goat herd right in our backyard!

Our costa del sol home is in Nerja and only 20m minures walk from the town centro, yet we had a goat herd passing through right by on Sunday.  The herd apparently pass by regularly.  You do feel close to nature and in “the campo” here even if this town is not that small. About…

Life in Spain is relatively inexpensive

Take a look at what $180 Canadian can buy you in Spain.  We estimate that groceries, wine and beer is about 40% less expensive than in Vancouver.  We bought all of this at the Lidl grocery store 5 minutes from our house. They have everything even organic foods!  Lots of wonderful cheeses, charcuterie, fresh bread,…

Meet our new Spanish home until April!

We made it to Spain with our dog, Amy Lou!  What a relief to finally make it after so much ordeal regarding Amy Lou’s rabies vaccine eligibility.  This will be the subject of a full blog but I can tell you that last Friday morning, we almost had to postponed our trip by 21 days….