Living in Spain and bringing up a Spanglish family during the current 'crisis' and trying various ways to make some 'dinero'. Enjoying life in the sun, crafting and blogging as much as possible.

26 Oct 2012

CN22 Downloadable form

I have had many people enquiring about the CN22 form and where did I find it to be able to print one off.

Here is the link - click here

Lorca is Sinking

The major story in Murcia has been the revelation that the degree of damage suffered by Lorca during the May 2011 earthquake was caused by the extraction of subterranean waters during the last 50 years, causing a drop of 250 metres in the water table and creating a situation whereby the Lorca area has sunk 1.5 metres. Ecologists are now calling for action to be taken to stem the illegal boreholes and wells which proliferate across Spain.

Click here to see article

24 Oct 2012

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7 Oct 2012

Oasys Theme Park - Mini Hollywood

For the most informative website about The Oasys Theme Park - click here (I found it extremely useful for all the show times, map layout, and general info about the entire park)

The OASYS Theme Park, nestles in the desert of Tabernas and it is part of Almeria's famous Mini Hollywood.

It is the result of several years of dedication and work, an investment year after year, pushing for a place that is part of Almeria’s culture.
It comprises an area of about 30 hectares, a Western Village, a Zoo and a Pool area (which opens to public in summer). There are more than 4.000 trees and about 20.000 plants giving shelter to some 800 animals of 175 different species (many of them protected and several endangered species).

The Old Western Town was built under instructions of Sergio Leone, Director of: ‘A fistful of dollars’and ‘For a few dollars more’…. It has been part of Almeria’s filming locations ever since.

 (Source - see link above)

Family Day Out

We have been planning to visit this park ever since we moved here in 2005! one reason or another it has been put off and put off until this weekend! The weekend Mum and Dad celebrate their ruby wedding anniversary and with Dad being such a Clint Eastwood fan, and him flying in to Almeria airport early morning on the Saturday, we thought a visit to the park was in order!

There are 3 different parks to choose from (and you need to allow the entire day to get 'you moneys worth' as none of the entrance fees are cheap). We opted for the Oasys park as it would be perfect for Ramon and Dad (big Western fans) and perfect for Ali (The Zoo!).

I wasn't overly excited about going - although I must say I was probably the one that enjoyed it the most!

It was a fab day from the moment we arrived right up to leaving - Ali was so well behaved and was so excited to see all the animals (and Ramon too as he has never really been to a zoo before).

Anyway here are a few of our photos from the day