Client Spotlight: Johan and Reijer’s property adventures in the Lecrin Valley

Six years ago, Johan and Reijer, an enthusiastic couple from The Netherlands, contacted me, having planned a visit to Spain to look for a house somewhere on the general route between Alicante and Malaga. And of course the Lecrin Valley area sits nicely in between the two!

Six years and five renovations later, here’s their amazing property adventure story so far…

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The Holidays are Coming – a guide to the festive season in Spain

The holidays are coming…, the holidays are coming…, and even though everything is different this year, December and January is still full-on holiday season in Spain, with no less than 11 holidays coming up. Here’s a quick run-down…

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The end of “estado de alarma” and the welcome start of summer

This weekend, the sun reached its highest point in the sky, we had our longest day and summer officially started in the northern hemisphere. It was also, very happily, the weekend that the ‘state of alarm’ officially ended in Spain. Until further notice, we will now live under the rather awkwardly-named “new normal”, but in Andalucia, this will not be quite the same as in the rest of the country.

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Life in Quarantine in the Lecrin Valley

In The Lecrin Valley we are a week into the lockdown and it feels like a lifetime ago that we could leave the house to socialise, go for a run, cycle or climb a mountain, to meet friends for a stroll or a drink and tapas in the local pub and chat about the important and not so important things in life. Continue reading “Life in Quarantine in the Lecrin Valley”