It is guaranteed sunshine for two whole months; this weekend I even get a special bonus, it seems, the thermometer will be climbing up to 45 ºC... all I can say is bring it on!
Madrid used to be our home and we have left a big part of our heart here, we therefore decided to make it our base. Neutral family territory, so to speak, is always a good solution and every Swiss would agree with that.
It is our home away from home where we still feel very much integrated with the local network, we celebrate our birthdays here, we invite our friends from France, Italy and Switzerland to spend a mini-vacation, we trick or treat in Spanish at Halloween and usually go on an Easter egg hunt. Our neighbours know that August 1st is Swiss National Day when all the lampions around our house go up, the red table clothes and white-crossed napkins decorate the garden table and Swiss flags are hung at the entrance.
Today is the first day of our long summer holidays. I am enjoying the feeling of being in my home and ready for a tinto de verano!
The Osborne sherry company erected large images of bulls
starting in 1956 to advertise their Brandy de Jerez
When you spot one of them along the highway, you KNOW you're in Spain!
Pit stop in San Sebastian,
a costal town that lies on the Bay of Biscay,
20 km from the French border.
It will be the European Capital of Culture in 2016.