Coldest Winter!

Posted on Feb 10, 2015 in Hondon Valley News, News and Blog

Sometimes one has to smile, if not laugh, while some experts go on about global warming when we have just had the coldest January in the fifteen years we have been in this beautiful part of Spain. We still have vivid memories of our family visiting, year after year in the first few months of the year and going back home with a tan, after lying in the sun by the pool. Stronger Pound: But despite the recent cold winds we have had a nice warm...

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Almond Blossom

Posted on Feb 4, 2015 in Hondon Valley News, News and Blog

A few days ago I had taken Meg, she is our little mongrel dog down the campo (fields) to the rear of our villa. The almond trees were in full blossom, a beautiful pink contrast with a perfect blue sky – a stunning sight in itself. I stopped for a while and there was not a sound – perfect silence. Then somewhere down in the valley I could see a tractor, doing what tractors do going up and down a piece of ground, however the noise it was...

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Out now!

Posted on Jan 17, 2015 in Hondon Valley News, News and Blog, Out and About in Spain

‘Watchit Too’: My latest novel arrived from the publishers this week. The cover of which looks stunning! I am grateful to Derek form Digital Idiom Web Design for his book cover work. This time we went with the lady again that appears on the front of the prequel ‘Watchit’, however he changed the colour of her dress from a bright red to a gold/green (I don’t think she minded). Anyway it suits her a lot better and the background gives the...

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Haircuts and Novels!

Posted on Jan 14, 2015 in Customer Comments, Hondon Valley News, News and Blog

Haircuts: I am not certain why people go on about haircuts?!? My wife and I were in the local village Hondon de los Frailes the other day when we were approached by a friend who said he was on the way to get his hair cut. I said something like it is not my best subject. You spend months growing it and someone cuts it off in a few minutes. Anyway I think it is the method in which people communicate without talking and I am sure my darling wife...

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The rain in Spain… came to Hondon!

Posted on Sep 26, 2014 in Hondon Valley News, Out and About in Spain

The feeling of the Second World War came to the village (Hondon de los Frailes) last night. Let me explain – in my novel Blitz & Pieces I describe what it was like to live through the terror of the Blitz in East London by the German Aircraft. I was six years old at the time and remember it clearly. In the evening we would sit around the coal fire in the living room (providing we had any fuel) when all of a sudden the air raid warning...

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Regular visitors to our holiday let in the Hondon Valley

Posted on Jul 27, 2014 in Customer Comments, Hondon Valley News, News and Blog

We are very proud of what we have achieved at Casa FuenteLargo, in the Hondon Valley, a recognised holiday home by the Valencia Government. We have families that come year after year – the present guests have been regular holiday visitors every July for the last seven years and the couple which left us last weekend similarly for six years. Without getting boring about it, Joe who arrives in two weeks will be the third time he has...

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