About Me!

Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Alison and I have been coming to the beautiful Mijas region of Spain for many years now. Along with my husband, I own an apartment in Riviera del Sol and spend my time between here and England. I recently decided to start this blog and will be making regular updates and adding content to build the site so please keep visiting!! I’d love to hear your comments and suggestions as I go along. Continue reading About Me!

Pesky Insect Bites? – Try this!!

All year round I am a victim of many annoying, itchy and ugly bites. I read about others suffering the same on a local Facebook page and Avon Skin So Soft Original Dry Oil Spray was recommended numerous times as an insect repellant. I ordered a couple of bottles and put it to the test! After using morning and night for over a week I can honestly say it worked for me. The one night I forgot to spray after my shower I did get bit when sat outside on our patio. I would definitely recommend you give this a … Continue reading Pesky Insect Bites? – Try this!!

Max Beach – Riviera del Sol

My friend and I decided to treat ourselves to a special day at the beach. Max Beach offer a “Girls just wanna have fun” day on Wednesdays. The cost was €100 for a day bed with 2 towels, a bottle of Cava and vegetable sushi bites. Such a fun day! Brilliant atmosphere, food and service. For lunch we shared a pizza and cheesy bacon fries which were delicious and portions more than enough to share. Thoroughly recommended and would definitely go again. Read more here Continue reading Max Beach – Riviera del Sol

Unico Beach Club La Cala

The weather forecast looked good for today so we went to Unico the newly opened beach club in La Cala. We had been before with the family and found it ok. The food is really good but the day bed service was mediocre. Sometimes new places (in my experience) take time to settle and for staff to make a difference. It was marginally better today but we still had to order a few drinks at the bar when waiter service disappeared!? We paid €50 for a very comfortable day bed including 2 towels and 2 cocktails. However a number of … Continue reading Unico Beach Club La Cala

A delightful cafe near La Cala

A lovely little walk today led us to Simple Cafe & Copas at Butiplaya next to the BP station. We received a warm welcome and enjoyed a drink with tapas. Fresh homemade food served with a smile! Perfect! A couple of pics showing delicious beef stew and a Spanish omelette with goats cheese & savoury jam. The cakes looked amazing too! A fabulous little find. We will be back 😁 TripAdvisor Continue reading A delightful cafe near La Cala