The Ancient Haunted Tower

The local area around us has many towers.  They were used as look out posts when villages were under attack and are strategically placed to get the best view possible of the enemy coming from any direction, also to send messages to each other via the towers.  Today most of them are falling apart and Continue reading “The Ancient Haunted Tower”

The return lunch but at Cortijo Las Salinas

It felt like we were having royalty come to visit.  It was mid October 2009, although still warm and sunny the weather could change at any moment, so eating inside was the best idea. We cleaned the house from top to bottom, the outside patios, driveway and most importantly, the cocinon, our entertaining room whereContinue reading “The return lunch but at Cortijo Las Salinas”

Cat coincidences … ?

I picked up my coffee and headed towards my laptop, through bleary eyes I opened my mail and was excited to see an email from Irish.  There was a photo attached which I hurriedly opened to see an old sepia brown/grey and white photograph.  There were 4 people in the picture, 2 adults and 2Continue reading “Cat coincidences … ?”

The Spanish Seven – How we met our Spanish ‘family’

So this is what happened ……………………. The sound of a group of very loud Spanish people could be heard from the cortijo.  I put down my glass of wine and the novel I was reading, and went to the balcony to see who was there.  It was a Sunday afternoon, hot and sticky, and quiteContinue reading “The Spanish Seven – How we met our Spanish ‘family’”

Puertas Abiertas – The Grand Opening of Las Salinas

‘I know’, I said, ‘Let’s have an Open Weekend’, and so the madness began. After completing a major, and I mean MAJOR, restoration project of Cortijo Las Salinas, it seemed only fitting to open our doors to everyone and anyone who wanted to come along and see what we had actually been doing for theContinue reading “Puertas Abiertas – The Grand Opening of Las Salinas”