Spanish Lifestyles

General interest articles for the Axarquia area, from Bull Fighting to a Malaga C.F football match. All providing an insight as to what the Axarquia has to offer.

Paperwork Issues Julie from Solutions 4 U provides us with some answers


1. In the press there is a lot of news about illegal constructions. What paperwork should my house have as minimum?
Your property should have a Title Deed (Escritura) which describes the property and land measurements correctly. The appropriate Building Licences for the property would have been obtained for the Deed to be in order but you may not have copies of these if the property is some years old. But if you have a new property, copies of these licences should be available. You should also

The Grapevine F.C v The Victoria (Nerja)



With a couple of new signing’s expectations were high in the Grapevine F.C camp. This game had been put back a week due to a pitch booking mix up, hence we had no report in the March edition. However, we're back with a vengeance and a real eventful rollercoaster ride of a match this one. So strap yourself in and here we go.

This week we had a couple of new signing’s available and it was just as well as we were struggling again to get a team. 'Simon the Pieman' was

Hello to Andalucia Part Thirteen


How a poor, befuddled Englishman has begun to build a new life in Spain

The day-to-day existence in Spain is, I suppose, not that different from the one most of us probably had in the UK. We all have to get up in the morning, eat and drink, and try and scrape together enough money to survive. With news of the 'credit-crunch' looming large in the news, most ex-pats are feeling the squeeze. As exchange rates continue to spiral downwards, those of us with money in the UK have found its

Finca El Cerrillo



Finca El Cerrillo is located just outside Canillas de Albaida situated in peaceful countryside with dramatic hill and mountain side scenery. It is an excellent situation for walking and painting holidays or just a great place to enjoy the peace of the pool and gardens. I visited Finca El Cerillo on a dull day in February but despite the weather El Cerillo was still a fabulous place to be. It is relaxed, informal, charming and rustic; a unique restored old farmhouse set amongst olive

Think Local


A church tower standing tall; local bars open for orders; intimate shops; gossiping neighbours in geranium lined streets, a bustling post office and a busy school. These elements form our image of the quaint Andalucian Pueblo Blanco. But is this becoming more picture postcard fantasy than everyday reality of where we live? Look a little more closely and already there are visible signs that life is altering. Former shop signs remain intact, but the buildings beneath are boarded up and no-one is

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