Fancy a place in the sun?

Whether you’re looking to make a permanent move or just want a holiday home somewhere warm and peaceful, this could be the place for you.

For sale — this beautifully renovated typical Andalucian cortijo in the mountains of Spain.

Situated in the Sierra de las Estancias, it is an hour from the beach, 90 minutes from the airport and just 2 hours from the famous Sierra Nevada ski resorts.

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And please share, if you think someone you know might like it!

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Are you eating chocolate today?

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I will probably have a little but, unfortunately, no eggs were delivered this year!

Easter week in Spain is a big deal and most, if not all, of the towns and villages feature a number of processions over the Easter weekend. So, on Good Friday, we visited the sugar cube, mountaintop village of Mojácar, one of our favourite places.

As the Virgin and Christ were carried ceremoniously around the narrow cobbled streets, the municipal band played a melodious accompaniment.

Here are some pics:

 

Afterwards, a seafood lunch!

 

And today in the mountains, it really is a glorious day! Happy Easter!

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Creative Content’s Pick of the Week

Food fight, anyone?

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La Tomatina is an annual festival, often described as ‘the world’s biggest food fight’. The festival attracts people in their tens of thousands, who pay to take part in the event.

The festival is hosted in the Spanish town of Bunol near Valencia, and paints the whole town red with vibrant fruity pulp. This year the festival celebrated its 70th year, having been established in 1945, inspired by food fights that broke out during Bunol’s ‘festival season’ between local children in the Spanish region famous for it’s tomatoes. Over 150,000 tonnes of the fruit were thrown this year, in an epic battle that lasted for an hour across the town.

Following the end of the event the town is quickly hosed down and participants are ushered into public showers. The acidity of the tomatoes works to disinfect and clean the town, leaving the cobblestone streets pristine when the battle is…

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PARSNIPS in ELT ebook

Want to try something a bit different in class?

ELT ebooks

Our PARSNIPS ebook is finally finished and out for downloading.

This ebook is the result of lots of hard work by a team of very dedicated and talented ELT professionals. The content, the ebook cover and the blog are all thanks to the passion of the people involved.

I’d like to say a big thanks to all of them and I hope people really enjoy reading the lessons.

May the PARSNIPS be with you 🙂

Get it from Smashwords by following THIS link.

Check out the fantastic blog by Mike JC Smith. Just click HERE.

A BIG thanks to Alice Bilsborough for the great cover.

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