One of the more unusual features of La Villa Wow is the inclusion of a desk in the lounge.  The desk comes from Ikea  as does everything in the villa from the furniture to the crockery even down to the towels. Perhaps that’s why we like it so much.  It’s like an Ikea show room […]

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Another night, another children’s playground.  Hold on, that doesn’t sound good.  Let me explain.  The other day we saw a poster advertising the 31st Alurahen night of Flamenco.  It was this Saturday at 10:30 pm and so we thought we’d go.  We had some tapas in a bar beforehand and also asked the waitress where the location […]

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Another night, another children’s playground.  Hold on, that doesn’t sound good.  Let me explain.  The other day we saw a poster advertising the 31st Alurahen night of Flamenco.  It was this Saturday at 10:30 pm and so we thought we’d go.  We had some tapas in a bar beforehand and also asked the waitress where the location […]

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Fiesta season is in full flow at this time of the year in Spain and last night it was the turn of  the small village La Alqueria, about a mile from La Villa Wow for theirs.  All these fiestas owe their origins to Saints and the particular saint in this case was St Anna.  We […]

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I have learned at least one new Spanish word and that is Tonto.  It means “Stupid”.  (The feminine is Tonta and a group of stupid people are Tontos, really stupid people are called Tontoron.  They have a word for everything the Spanish).  Now I don’t know about you, but this puts the relationship which the […]

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This has been the most hi tec holiday I have ever been on.  I remember the days when you would come away with a pen (to write post cards), a phone card (to call home, once),  a cassette walkman and a selection of mix tapes (carefully compiled before you came away so as to save […]

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We have mainly been eating in at La Villa Wow this holiday (well, it seems  daft Nikki bringing all those BBQ tools and us not using them).  However last night with it being Rachel’s Birthday we went out to a fish restaurant in Alhurin called Casa Paco (Paco’s House.  I’m getting good at this Spanish […]

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In one of my previous blogs I told you about my lack of hand eye co-ordination. Well yesterday it was well and truly put to the test.  A few weeks ago Rachel had said about going for a round of golf when we were out here. Tibu plays a bit and Nico is no stranger […]

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La Villa Wow sits in a large area of land. The size of which has been a constant source of debate. On the first night we tried to estimate exactly how big. The combined brain power of 6 people, 5 iPads and 6 iPhones came up with a variety of measurements in acres, hectares and […]

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Me and languages don’t mix (as you can tell by the awful grammar in that opening statement). But me and foreign languages really don’t mix.  I got an E in O Level French and I think that was more by good luck than any work I did.  I’m quite good at both the sciences and […]

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Today we took a trip into Malaga.  Apparently it’s a city as well an airport. Who knew?  One of Rach and Tibu’s friends (they actually have more than one friend.  Show offs) had suggested that because the traffic and parking were so bad in Malaga city centre we park at Plaza Mayor which is a […]

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I love swimming. Many of you will know that earlier this year I did the Swimathon (think yourself lucky the donations are closed or I would have included a link to the web page) so I’m serious about swimming.  At times a little too serious.  I’m not one of these swim with your head out […]

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Ah Spain, the country where having a lisp is a positive speech advantage, and our home for the next 2 weeks.  There are 6 of us in a villa in the mountains just North of Malaga (could I sound any more middle class?). Let me introduce you to my cohorts (good word Andrew, well done). […]

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