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On my doorstep

A wander round the Alameda Gardens in Gibraltar

I quite often pop over the border to Gibraltar and, when I do, one of my favourite places to visit is the Alameda Gardens. So much so that, after my last visit I decided to sign up as a volunteer – and look, I even have the t-shirt to prove it! Gibraltar’s Botanical Gardens were […]

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On my doorstep

A dip in the Roman baths in Casares

A chance glance at a map highlighted some Roman baths in the Casares hills and a Google search showed that they are just a 15 minute drive from home – perfect for our latest Sunday outing! Los Banos de la Hedionda Translated from Spanish it means Baths of the Stinking Place and, walking up the path […]

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In my garden

Five reasons why I love succulents and cacti

I’ve always enjoyed gardening – as a little girl I used to love to potter about on my dad’s allotment but, to be honest, I’m not always that great at keeping things alive which is why succulents and cacti are perfect for me. We always had a house full of them when I was growing […]

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On my plate

My take on a paella

Think of Spanish food and paella is probably one of the first things that springs to mind. A few years ago after a lovely holiday in Mallorca I bought Mark a paella kit for Christmas which promptly sat in a kitchen cupboard gathering dust. After we’d made the move to Spain I realised I had […]