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Finding our sunshine

In this fortnightly blog, Marijke talks about her experiences, thoughts and feelings – and the practicalities – when she and her husband Hilary decide to move to Spain for one year.

Marijke & Hilary

  • The winter months in el campo can sometimes feel a bit dull, and so it’s a great time to visit the beautiful cities of Andalucia.  Hilary and I each have…

  • 13th January 2020

    Feliz 2020!

    After a number of Christmas festivities in Spain, we spent New Year’s Eve in the Netherlands with – in my view – the best celebrations in the whole world.  An…

  • 9th December 2019

    The rain in Spain…

    No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds!November!                                                                        – Thomas Hood When we bought our house in el campo, in the middle of…

  • 25th November 2019

    Where, oh where?

    One of our challenges in moving to Spain has been where to find things. I’ve walked around some of the local towns, including Antequera which is a relatively big place,…

  • Hilary and I have been living in our house, Casa Campestre, for nearly two months now, and we’re slowly beginning to understand who’s connected to whom. And I continue to…

  • 14th October 2019

    Buying a car in Spain

    Hilary and I drove to Spain in our UK car, a second hand Renault Megane.  We’ve had it for a few years, and it’s fine, it’s reliable, it gets us…