Tag: Spain

Bars, Travel, Travel in Europe

Travel: The sights and flavours of Madrid

My love of Spain is well documented and I can never resist the chance to hop on that short flight from London’s often grey chilliness (even in summer) towards azure skies and sunny days. Today’s destination is the Spanish capital. Madrid is a comparatively new city as its story doesn’t begin until AD852 when the Moors built a fortress near […]

Thoughts, Travel, Uncategorized

The joys of 2015: the experiences that made my year

Travel adventures abounded for me in 2015. Yes, I know how fortunate I am. It was a year full of amazing journeys, discovering new countries and revisiting old ones on three continents. Here are some of my favourite bits. March My Blue Train odyssey It’s always been my dream to experience one of the world’s […]

Recipe book review, Recipes, Uncategorized

Book review: A Modern Guide to the Wine World’s Best-Kept Secret: Sherry

I’m always inspired by Spain which was one of the reasons I couldn’t wait to get my teeth into this beautiful book telling the story of one of the country’s most important products – Sherry.  I had no idea what a huge subject it was and all lyrically explained here by author Talia Baiocchi whose […]

Restaurants, Restaurants in Spain

It’s Tapas Time in Murcia, Spain

So for today’s blog I’m in the province of Murcia in Spain. It’s a large region in the south-east that abounds in amazing produce. So much so that it’s known as the Orchard of Europe. Lucky restaurants, they have the best ingredients to cook with. And it’s on the sea, too, so plenty of fish. I love […]

Restaurants, Restaurants in Spain, Travel, Travel in Europe, Uncategorized

Lovely lunch on the beach at Escuela de Pieter

I love the beach. You will know this if you’re a regular reader! So a fabulous restaurant right on the beach, well, that’s my idea of pure paradise. We try to visit Escuela de Pieter on the La Manga Strip every year. A tasty lunch followed by a dip in the beautifully warm Mar Menor […]

Restaurants, Restaurants in Spain, Uncategorized

Loving the flavours of Spain at Los Churrascos

Today we’re eating out in the province of Murcia in Spain. Murcia is a large agricultural area that is known as the orchard of Europe. Fruit and vegetables seem to grow everywhere and are delicious in their freshness (the local markets are a real joy). And as we’re by the sea, fish and seafood are plentiful and often […]