Tag Archives: Cómpeta

A bridge too far!

I hope everyone who reads this blog has enjoyed the Christmas festivities (or whatever alternative name you have for this season) and that 2019 will bring you health, contentment and some adventure. But I know some people will have had … Continue reading

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Calm after the storm

The weather has chucked everything at us recently. Lots and lots of heavy rain with some electrical storms included for good measure, low temperatures causing a very early show of snow at the top of our mountain (La Maroma, 2,060 … Continue reading

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A week of variety

Last week was the start of my new eating regime (not vegan after all, as I am reliable informed that one cannot be a part-time vegan). I had great fun researching interesting recipes for my plant-based diet and have enjoyed … Continue reading

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Local trio join forces for fundraising ‘triathlon’

Actually each of us independently organised our own event, but it just happened that they culminated at the same time…and I couldn’t resist the headline! As you will know, I have recently completed my latest camino walk and whilst I … Continue reading

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the big ask – pretty please…

Some of you may remember that I have a favour to ask. I alluded to this in my post a word in your ear from June 2015. And now finally the time has come to ask for your help. My … Continue reading

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Cooperating in Cómpeta

I made a lovely walk before christmas and had planned to write a post about it (one of the many unwritten posts) – I had even thought of a title – “a well rounded day” as, not only was the … Continue reading

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Just one of those (excellent) days

Yesterday I took a rare trip down the mountain to the coast, with two main objectives (1) to look for some plants to put on one of the terraces that I rebuilt this year and (2) to visit the music … Continue reading

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…….start walking!

It’s about time I got my walking feet back on! I have hardly walked over the summer – it has just been so very hot here in southern Spain. I’ve probably only walked three or four times over the last … Continue reading

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Noche del Vino XXXIX

Each 15 August sees the return of Cómpeta’s annual fiesta ‘Noche del Vino’. Always a very special event, it was made even better this year by the visit of my daughter and grandson, and of course my son-in-law, for a … Continue reading

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Cómpeta Rocks

Last night (Friday 8 August) saw the return of Cómpeta Rocks, a very successful musical extravaganza in support of two local charities. Last year’s inaugural event raised over 1,800 euros which was shared by cancer hospice CUDECA and animal charity … Continue reading

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A walk on the dark side

Today Liana, Roly and I took ourselves for a trip into the Canillas de Albaida valley, down to the river where we can usually find a bit of grass for Liana, although it is rather sparse at the moment. It … Continue reading

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It started with a bang……..and ended in disaster

A volley of rockets was launched at about 7 am to announce the forthcoming party. It was a beautiful clear morning, albeit rather windy, and I was in the stable preparing liana’s breakfast. As usual she took absolutely no notice … Continue reading

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From the rising of the sun………..to the setting of the fire

We live between two mountain villages at an altitude of 665 metres, where our property borders a nature reserve that includes the Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama mountains ranges that span the borders of the Andalucian provinces of Granada and Màlaga. … Continue reading

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It’s a dog’s life!

The shopping trip couldn’t be delayed any longer (we had run out of cava!), so we trundled down to the coast yesterday and, as it wasn’t too hot, we took Roly with us. We can leave him at home without … Continue reading

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A ride out with los hombres

My occasional riding partner, Pepe, telephoned me yesterday to invite me to ride with a group to El Acebuchal. I was fairly sure I had the meeting time and place correct, but not so sure of other details because I … Continue reading

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