Castle, caves and cycling

This week La Chanca Life has mostly been La Cycling Life, as I got to grips with my power assisted mountain bike.For four days I cycled everywhere, developing an obsession with following the impressive network of cycle lanes (a brownie point to Almeria city council) to the stage where I could hardly bear to leave… Continue reading Castle, caves and cycling

Best Bars in Town: No.1 La Mala

If you're heading into Almeria city this weekend, chances are you are looking forward to sampling some tapas in one of its many bars. So to make your life easier, I thought I would start my series of bar reviews now (and yes I have been round quite a few, but not all in the… Continue reading Best Bars in Town: No.1 La Mala

I’ve moved!

It's now been officially eight hours since I have been on my own in the new house. And I am loving it! I know it's hardly long enough to tell, but it beats being alone in a massive house where you have to keep two wood burners going to stop your breath clouding in the… Continue reading I’ve moved!

Bearing gifts

The first week of the year in Spain is a double celebration – New Year itself followed by the arrival of the 'Three Kings' of Biblical fame who followed a star to bring presents to the baby Jesus.This year it seemed the Magi managed to load their camels full of vehicles of varying types and… Continue reading Bearing gifts

La Chanca life begins

New year, new life, new blog. Such a cliche, I know. But it's true. It's the new year, I'm about to leave my safe middle class life as a respectable British expat living in southern Spain, mother of two, with a large country house with obligatory dogs, cat and reputation to uphold, to run away… Continue reading La Chanca life begins