Running around El Valle de Lecrín

If you’re a lover of country running and like a bit of a challenge, then the Lecrin Valley has routes aplenty and lots of fabulous scenery, sights and sounds to distract you from the hills! Local runner and our new colleague, Catherine Walkley tells us why she loves running around El Valle de Lecrín…

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How to cut electricity costs for your Spanish home when the new rates kick in

In case you didn’t know, new electricity rates will take effect from 1 June 2021, and if you’re not careful you could be running up higher bills than you have previously. So we have some useful advice to help you keep your electricity costs down for your Spanish home.  

The new rates are divided into three time slots – peak, flat and off-peak.  So as consumers, we should choose carefully when to use our electrical appliances in order to keep our energy costs down.  

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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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