Tag Archive 'summer'

Market Day….

Alozaina is a small village situated on the edge of the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park, about 45 minutes inland of Marbella, Spain. It’s not a well known tourist town at all, with a population of about 2,300 people, but the village is charming with an interesting history and the surrounding area has some […]

Odds and ends…..

I saw this lovely post on the search for fresh Mozzerella and Insalata Caprese over at Italicious and started dreaming of holidays and sitting on the Med having a delicious lunch with perfect ingredients.The tomatoes around here are simply delicious at the moment and the best way to eat them is in a simple tomato […]


One of the other fruits in season here in Morocco at the moment is figs. They are literally dropping off the trees and for those without a tree; they cost about 5 Dirham (US$ 0.63) for a kilogram! Figs are loaded with fibre and have the highest overall mineral content of all common fruits.Morocco is […]

The end of our Mozambican trip…..

Well after a wonderful 8 days in Mozambique, our time sadly had come to an end and we headed back to South Africa. As I said before I would highly recommend a trip there, the beaches are fantastic and the people are generally unbelievably friendly!!! I hope you enjoyed the journey with me! 


One of the little villages nearby where we were staying was the very picteresque little village called Casarabonela. It is situated in the Guadalhorce Valley, surrounded by olive groves and farmlands and on the perimeter of the Sierre da Les Nieves National Park. It has a population of fewer than 3,000 people and the layout […]


One of the best things about summer here and in Europe is the late summer nights you can enjoy! In Spain the sun was only going down at ten at night and here in Morocco we are an hour behind, so it generally goes down at about nine at the moment. Lots of time to […]


Having had to make do with Chinese after spotting those gorgeous sardines down on the beach, we were beyond delighted to find a little restaurant called Pena Flamenca Alcasarin in the town of Monda which had its very own little boat with sardines cooking outside the front door!! Monda is a small town, just off […]


Hi everyone, well here we are safely back in Morocco again. Sadly we had to cut our trip short but we still had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed our two weeks in Spain! Every time we go to Spain I fall just a little bit more in love with the country! Last year we […]

Flavours of Spain……

Pork and potatoes feature heavily in most menus in this part of Spain. Here are two Spanish type dishes that we had today, very easy to cook and full of the flavours of Spain! Paprika Potatoes 5 Medium potatoes cut into wedges 1 red onion, cut into wedges 2 small tomatoes cut into wedges 3 […]

The longest wait…..

They had patiently waited at the end of last summer for the pool to be completed, (which was started in July)…..but it was not to be….so for the entire winter the daily question has been…when will it be finished….do you think it will be ready for summer… and then yippeeee……..it was……   Just in the […]

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