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A long weekend in December (and we have heat)

Due to the price of flights at this time of year we decided we’d grab a long weekend in Spain before battening down the hatches until spring. Prior to this trip early November was the latest I had visited the cave so  I wasn’t really sure what to expect especially as we were having such mild weather in the UK. The weather was dry and warm enough for short sleeves during the day but rather chilly at night. The cave

Summer Visit 2018 (avoiding Cat-Talk)

A somewhat random post that covers our recent trip and some thoughts that have been with me since I got home. We booked flights for late July for another 10 days in the place I sincerely want to call home someday. I had arranged to meet up a few people who I had met on social media (not girls, already done that and got the t-shirt 🙂 ). I love Granada Airport particularly because there is nowhere to get lost

4 Kittens in the Wheelie Bin

Our summer trip this year was destined to go wrong because I was left to organise it. I had arranged to meet a few people that I had met online, I’m not one for meeting random people off the internet unless of course you count my fiancee Rachel and I class that as her fault not mine, she should have been more cautious as to who she let in to her life 🙂 . We headed out from Southport at 3:00am

April 2018….. the collapse of the chimney and other nicer things (a couple of Days in Granada)

This year we flew into Granada for the first time, we knew it was a lot closer to the cave but had never tried this run previously, we are definitely coming this way again at every available opportunity. We picked up our pre-booked hire car from AVIS who were very helpful and didn’t try to hassle us in to buying upgrades or extras, the car was better than adequate (bearing in mind we always use the cheapest cars we can get

This week I have mostly been flicking through this: Once Upon a Time in Almeria by Mark Parascandola

I stumbled across Mark’s Blog about a year ago while looking into the possibility of visiting “El Condor” (the remains of the purpose built filmset Fort used for the film of the same name). His blog had a post talking about his visit to the site then going on to explain that the land owner had turned up with a gun and loosely threatened to shoot him. Obviously I was rather put off by this idea as I never trained

Post Office

Pop’s Cave Story and a nice bit about The Correos (Post Office)

Post Office

I felt I needed to write some more but as I haven’t been over to Spain for a while I thought I’d be lazy….. I met this Guy on Facebook who lives in my village and he seems ok (which is a bonus). It turns out his cave is a couple of hundred yards down the Rambla from mine, he and his wife moved over from the UK a Year ago this very day…… this is their story 🙂 Pop

Our Friends Eco Campsite Project in Vera

I haven’t updated in a while…. as there hasn’t been much going on in my life cave-wise since I was last in Spain, today however I thought I’d pass on some information about a project one of my friends in has been working on. Camping VerdeVeras The plan is an eco friendly (offgrid) campsite on a piece of land that she has recently purchased in Almeria Province.  She has been planning the site for over two years but now the purchase

The Winter Blues are setting in already…but there is stuff on Telly :-)

I always suffer a complete sense of gloom at this time of year in the UK, partially because I know I won’t be going back to Spain until the spring and partially because I know it is going to get darker and wetter here for the foreseeable months. It’s usually about now that I will start practicing learning Spanish again, I find it much harder to concentrate between Spring and Summer because I am always too excited about flying out

August Holiday and a Trip to Granada

Well we popped over for 11 days in early August for our second and final holiday of 2017. I was armed with bits and bobs along to decorate a little and put a bit more of a mark on the place (mainly vinyl albums in frames but also some other junk I had collected from charity shops over the past few months). The weather was brilliant, mid to high 30’s the whole time and the jacuzzi was even at 35c when

Tabernas Desert Film Sets (Part #1) Straight to Hell and Chino

Something we love doing when in Spain is visiting filming locations, as you probably know the Tabernas Desert in Almeria was and still is used as the setting for many a Spaghetti Western. Films such as The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, A Fistful of Dollars, A Few Dollars More and Once Upon a Time in America were all largely filmed in the area. I’m starting here with a somewhat less obvious one, the location for  The 1986 Alex