Natural Swimming Pools

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Asturias ushered in autumn last week with temperatures reaching 34 degrees. Perfect for family visiting us post the high season crush (i.e. now we have accommodation going spare in our holiday rental) and perfect for playing hooky from school. (I know, a little bit naughty but when you’re only nearly 4 and school’s not even […]

Silent Sunday

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Confessions of a Compulsive Blogger

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Let me preface this by saying that I don’t hold it against you. You weren’t to know the lengths I would go to in your service. Or the trouble it could get me into. You see, you are always in my thoughts. Even when I’m not posting much on here there is always a bundle […]

Silent Sunday

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Silent Sunday

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Off The Beaten Track

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As the summer season is fully upon us I thought I would share a little secret with you. If you’re looking for wild, magnificent, mountainous landscapes in Asturias you don’t have to confine yourself to the Picos de Europa, where, in August, queues can form on the most popular routes for both car and hiker. […]

Silent Sunday

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Silent Sunday

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Fun and Games in Teverga

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While I was at BritMums Live last weekend being inspired by many amazing women (and a handful of men), Richie and Jack were attending a slightly more testosterone laden event here in Asturias. Yes. That’s a man doing pull-ups with a crate full of cider attached to his waist. A perfectly Asturian test of strength […]

Sierra del Sueve

It’s Spain, it’s June but somebody forgot to tell the weather. We’ve had a decidedly dodgy start to spring and summer – average temperatures in May were 3 degrees colder than in the last three decades and average rainfall was up by 50 litres per square metre! As a result my garden is in a […]