There’s never a dull moment when living in southern Spain. Well, that’s not strictly true – sometimes the sun doesn’t shine, and it even rains occasionally, but on the whole life as an expat in the sunny village of Cómpeta in Andalucia doesn’t give me many reasons to complain! Our home is situated at 650 metres above sea level in the foothills of the Almijara mountains within a few metres of a vast area of protected natural park, and with glorious views of the mediterranean coast. I live here with my partner David and a small menagerie of dog, cat and horse.
My two daughters live in the UK and I visit often to see them and my beautiful grandchildren Mikey and Sophia.
I started this blog in 2013 to record my 800 km (500 mile) walk across Northern Spain on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela and continue to report from my annual caminos along many lesser walked routes.
Amongst these camino reports are posts about life in sunny Spain………the quirks of mixing with characterful local Spaniards and lively expats from all corners of the world, and my adventures with horse and dog, walking and riding in the stunningly beautiful mountains here on my doorstep.
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Update: in August 2019 I moved back to the UK to my hometown of Bristol in the west country. My life has changed a great deal and there are many things I miss about living in Spain, mainly my very good friends and the regular sunshine and blue sky. But there are many compensations to living close to my family and reconnecting with old friends.