About us

We moved to the Arroyo Aceituno in January 1998 with our three teenage children, a scruffy dog and an 18 year old blue Burmese cat. Nearly every day we saw something of interest to us, showing the diversity and beauty of Almería. We often went hashing with the Indalo Hash House Harriers. Our life in Andalusia. That story is found in the categories marked Spain.

The valley changed, the kids grew up, having graduated from Almería University, now all married, working and living in England.

For many different reasons we decided to move back to England. We sold a lot, gave some things away and packed the rest up. We set off early on a winter’s morning in 2014, for the long drive, with us our Siamese cross called Rio, a (podenco) called Owen and our acquired female cat called Pizca.

We settled in Stourbridge from 2014 until the summer of 2020, we continued with Jay’s Journal, Owen, our dog and the cats have now passed away, hashing had been replaced by English folk dancing. We still enjoy walking and photography, we also volunteered at Dudley NHS hospital a few hours a week, especially during peak days of the Covid pandemic. We love to spend time with our family; so we have now moved to a village in KENT, near our daughter and family. Share with us our next chapter of life.

Jane uses a Canon EOS1100D and John uses a Nikon D40X