I belong to a fabulous local choir, The Helen Vereker Singers.
Letter From Spain, Fame Comes To My Street, Tour-De-France Champion Cyclist Chris Froome OBE Is Visiting!
Worldwide fame is on its way to the bottom of my street in Moraira! Yes my street!
Yesterday I could see the billowing black smoke and flames running down the mountains to the east of my town Moraira on the Costa Blanca, Spain.
I took a short break from my home on the Costa Blanca, Spain, to spend three days in the Rioja region of northern Spain and happened across the strangest cathedral — one inside which a hen and a rooster are housed in a gothic 15th century henhouse. Not only that, there is a macabre tale connected to these birds.
A Trip To The Ceremony in Thiepval for the 100 yr Anniversary Of The Battle Of The Somme on the 1st July 2016
As Geoff's Grandfather fought in the Somme in northern France, we thought it fitting to apply for tickets to the Ceremony in Thiepval for the 100 yr Anniversary on the 1st July this year.
I have three very precious grandchildren and I want to share with you our celebration because the youngest one has just reached the grand age of one!
I'm running to raise money and awareness for Pancreatic Cancer UK because pancreatic cancer survival rates are still too low.
I am delighted to be promoting this event for one of our super contributors.
One of the joys of being a writer is the process of researching our chosen time, place or occupation - whatever is needed to give our characters the depth to make their lives believable.
We carried our kitchen sink from England to Spain, and that was some adventure as some of you might remember!
Photo copyright Dan Holle
I loved reading everyone's comments via FB on the RAH show, and especially the photos. Here are my thoughts:
Residential Craft And Interest Workshops At Glorious Pen-y-Bont Guest House, Near Tenby, Pembrokeshire
Hi my name is Rosemary. I came to Pembrokeshire almost thirty years ago with the idea of organising craft and interest holidays, but somehow I got sidetracked and ended up organising adult education classes for Pembrokeshire County Council.
In the first part of these two articles about the Fallas in Valencia, I described the days leading up to this massive event and the main fiesta itself.
LAS FALLAS [Part 1] - Hide Your Blushes, It’s Pronounced ‘fy-yas’ A Fantastic Spanish Fiesta Held In Valencia Spain
SO WHAT IS THIS FALLAS THING?
Owning our own Spanish property has opened up a new, wonderful life for us that we had no idea existed. It is nothing at all like being on holiday; it is a hundred times more rewarding.
In 1488 Ursula Sontheil was born to her unwed, fifteen year old mother, Agatha. Despite being brought before the authorities of the time, she refused to name the father.
As a professional jazz musician, I often get a hollow laugh from fellow musos when I say I’m going off to do a Saga jazz holiday. There’s an illusion among some of my colleagues in this trade: Despite being themselves “of a certain age” and well-prone to riotous living, they mistakenly believe that Saga customers must be of a distinctly staid disposition. Wrong!
Beningbrough Hall is just one of many places I have visited in North Yorkshire that has fed my imagination for the plots of my novellas.
At last we take the plunge Right now, I left you in Spain in the town of Nerja five years ago. Not a fast mover me …you’ve probably gathered.
The first article in this series (Have you ever thought you’d like to live part of the year in Spain) left you in the 1980's with Phil Collins; hope you had a good time. ☺
Join me for the second weekend of our trip to London and back to Essex with 280 tons of sand and stone, aboard the sand-barge Mark Prior.
Most of us don't have much idea about where the products we buy come from.
50 or 60 years ago, the waters of the Thames Estuary were busy with coastal shipping - barges, coasters and larger ships, but today less a handful of vessels trade here.
Come And Meet Debbie Flint At The Chiswick Bookshop On February 4th For The Launch Of Take A Chance On Me And A Preview Of TTFLS 3.0
I have been invited by our good friend Debbie Flint to go to a book signing in Chiswick, but unfortunately the distance is too great from Hereford. Debbie tells us about her forthcoming event. I do hope some of you can attend!
Have You Ever Thought You'd Like To Live Part Of The Year In Spain? (a few tips from an experienced traveller)
Have you ever dreamed of owning your own little Spanish property where you could escape the worst of the English winter whenever you wanted?
I’m back in good old England for a short time and being January it’s wassailing time in the South West. If you’ve never been wassailing ‘you sure have missed a great night out’ so let me tell you all about it …have you got your glass of cider ready?
The UK may be knee deep in the post Christmas bargain sales but it doesn’t mean that the whole world has gone quite so mad.
The other day we visited Fariones Hotel in Lanzarote, outside the entrance was a beautiful nativity scene. This time of the year these scenes are found throughout the island.
I’m in Spain right now for two reasons – the warmer weather and I wanted to miss the frantic Christmas build up that takes over almost every shop in the UK from September onwards. We bought our little house here about eight or nine years ago and there’s never been a single day that I regretted spending our hard earned savings in that way.