I love Spain, so we bought an apartment there in 2002 and go there as much as we possibly can.  I love the sun, the people, the lifestyle, the food, the little villages and I love to explore as much of it as I can.  There are some great cities like: Granada, Jerez, Ronda, Cadiz, my personal favourite Seville and the old town of Malaga is a gem.  But close to us is Marbella and I love just to wonder around the streets of the old town, drop in to Tapas bars and the little cafes and just watch life go by.  We were fortunate to have bought on such a lovely spot along the Costa Del Sol called Elviria about 8 kilometres from Marbella.  I have to thank Ger, with whom I worked, who put us on to this little village.  Although I’m not a great beach lover, I have to admit we have the nicest beach along the coast.  The beach is wide and gently sloping with lovely fine sand, good Chiringuitos (bars/restaurants on the beach) and right beside us we have the famous Nikki Beach Club, where the very rich and famous strut their stuff.

Our apartment is a pleasant 3 bedroom with 2 swimming pools right next to the Santa Maria Golf Course.  We have made some very good friends with the other owners.  We also have friends from home who spend time on the coast, so together with these and family and friends that visit there is always company to enjoy the good life that Spain and the Costa has to offer.  As my wife Sharon always says it’s the best decision we ever made.

Here are some holiday snaps I took this year when we were in Spain for 6 weeks.