Tales of the Lecrin Valley

A personal view of life in an andalusian village.

Well, I’ve been working hard as the market is moving and the smart people are realising what a great time it is to get on the property ladder down here. Houses are beginning to sell again and the pound is rising in value against the euro. 1.30€ to the pound today. The weather has taken a turn for the colder, after being in the high teens for a month, allowing me to have breakfast on the beach a few times. We have had rain, a blessing for the farmers and for the orange and olive groves we have in our garden. Soon be time to plant some vines, Moscatel I think, and get the JCB in to sort out the levels and straighten everything out. Carmen has been a wonder, building two lovly houses this year and dealing with the builders and bureaucracy while I sit in the office in front of a computer. Can’t stress enoough that if you have ever had any thoughts of getting away from the rat-race, here is the place to do it. Massive dump of snow durng the last two days up on the world-class ski-slopes and when I drove up from the lowlands this morning, the early morning sun shining on the snow took my breath away. An old friend coming to stay today, can’t wait to show him Granada. I feel really proud taking people around and showing them the hidden treasures of this fabulous town.