Almeria named Gastronomic Capital of Spain for 2019

I've just discovered that Almeria has been named for this coveted award this year by The Federation of Spanish Hotel & Catering and the Spanish Federation of Journalists & Travel Writers. In fact my Dad shared this post from The Guardian on facebook so clearly at nearly 70 years old he's better at internet research than me!  The top bar on the listed "best 10 tapas bars in Almeria" in the article is one Read More
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Sopley Mill Open Day this Weekend

This weekend Sopley Mill are to host their second annual Open Day, this time spanning 2 days and requiring visitors to book time slots from 10am after such unexpectedly high attendance last year saw the sleepy village of Sopley almost gridlocked. The Saturday is open to anyone wishing to look at the venue and meet its team and some of the approved suppliers, and the Sunday is reserved for guests who have already booked.  I will be Read More
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We adopted an Orange Tree

Our first box of beautiful fresh navel oranges ships in 10 days directly from this small organic Valencian farmstead. And crazily enough, as long as you accept at least 3 x 10kg boxes from the annual harvest, it's no more expensive to purchase best quality oranges in this way than from a UK supermarket. No pesticides, no middle men, no fuss, and all the money goes where it's really needed. Really looking forward to some lovely fresh Read More
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