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.


You have probably read in the local press of the financial crisis that has now hit Cudeca. The current economic situation that we are all experiencing resulted in Cudeca closing their 2012 books with losses in excess of e400,000.

This was due to a number of reasons…..a) the Spanish saving banks reducing their amount of sponsorship b) Cudeca have been unable to sell any of the properties that have been left to them despite lowering price values. c) The 12 Cudeca charity shops have seen a


On Saturday 11th May there's going to be a great big doggy do on the Torrox-Competa road so why not bring along your pooch and contribute towards it? Yes, it's SCRUFFS 2013!

This year Action for Animals is teaming up once again with the Pavo Real to organise the annual Scruffs Dog Show. This year's show will be even bigger and better than last year's, so put the date in your diary and come along and support us. You don't even have to bring a dog to join in the fun. We'll have a tombola


Back in 2011, my eldest daughter Ella proposed two exciting projects. She had been living in Sydney, Australia since November 2009 and was planning her return to the UK in early summer 2012. Her first suggestion was that I meet her somewhere midway and spend a few weeks travelling together. The second was that I join her in her quest to walk part of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela during her thirtieth year, in 2013.

Ella did lots of research relating to the first expedition and we duly


January is a month for feeling jaded. Post Christmas, post Kings, all spent out but with bills still to pay, bad weather coming and the repercussions of gluttony looking out of every mirror, the year’s first month is the least cheerful. Which is a pity – to start the New Year with negatives and resolutions to stop drinking, eating, spending, partying – everything but worrying!

My friend kept her Gran’s saying for January; an answer to the anti-drinking “temperance” movement, it


La Tamborrada festival is a traditional drum playing festival celebrated in San Sebastian, Spain and throughout other regions in Spain.

During the Tamborrada Festival the city of San Sebastian becomes a defeaning place as it comes alive with hundreds of thousands of beating drums that play throughout the streets the 24 hours that the 20th of January lasts.

The hand crafted drums are made of many different sizes and are normally classified as barrel or military style drums. These drum

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