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A description of life in a village in the Andalusian mountains

Village life in the Andalusian mountains

So long and thanks for all the fiestas
24 April 2019 @ 14:02

This is my first Easter back in the UK for eight tears, usually, by now I would be tanned and busy in my Spanish garden, walking and swimming with friends. Cooking great meals and making jam with the strawberries that are now in season.

But one foot in both camps, the Spanish one, and the English one, means that I miss so much, and in the end the decision was clear, return to our Brighton home and enjoy that part of our life to the full. I confess i would have prefered the choice to the other way and stay in Spain, but my rather lovely other half had good arguments in the full-time life we would share,

So I put my house on facebook at 9pm on a thursday night, and it was sold the next day at 2pm  to a rather lovely woman who adored our garden and the house. The stars were aligned because it can take ages to sell in Spain. Just as I had been warned the legal part it all went rather quickly.

And now it seems to me that someone else should write a blog about the village of Pruna, when I no longer live there what can I say? What advice can I give? And Pruna has changed so much in the years I have lived there, as have all us ex-pats. Newcomers and new interests, bars opening, and sadly closing (I still mourn my favourite bar Ratones, closed last August), deaths and departures, it all means I have no true grasp on Pruna anymore. 

And so I will change the blog to a generic Andalusian village close to Sierra del Tablon, much of the information will remain the same but will no longer exclusivly relate to Pruna. That way my advice (always gladly given) will no longer be sought. 

Now writing a blog is great way to diarise your stay in Pruna, and if you add Adsense to the blog you will receive payments, (enough for a couple of Tapas every week if you get enough traffic to your blog, save it up and if will pay for a return flight a year). If you need any advice just message me. 

It has been the best eight years of my life, and I will never forget the wonderful places I have seen, and fabulous people I have met.

My advice for a good life in Spain? Be cheerful, strive to be happy. Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.But let this not blind you to what virtue there is.

Este es mi último adiós, queridos amigos.



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onlooker said:
24 April 2019 @ 15:05

chrissie, gutted to hear you had left, it was this blog that made us come to pruna, you helped us so much in those early days, thank you for everything you did


lizy said:
27 April 2019 @ 08:06

Thank you for your wonderful blog. Have really enjoyed it. Good luck. x


Dave11 said:
27 April 2019 @ 08:46

All the best for the future...


nicechap said:
28 April 2019 @ 12:47

You come across as being sad and I would be to if I had to leave Spain,we have been here 16 years, I dread to think what made you take such a drastic decision, but I wish all the best for the future


christineinseville said:
28 April 2019 @ 13:50

Hi Nicechap, the drastic action was I gave into my husband not wanting to live full time in Spain. He is a golf fanatic and missed his regular Brighton games (do not get him started on golf in Spain, it is my opinion that if the rain is not horizontal, preferably with some sleet in it, he does not think it is a proper game).

He gave it a good try, which is all you can ask, so now we are full time in UK and at least now we can travel.

It was a great experience, and a major tick off my bucket list.


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