Dee McMath

Scottish-born artist Jimmy Connell and his wife Antonia run group painting holidays from their beautiful restored farmhouse and guesthouse in the Lecrín Valley of the Sierra Nevada. We drop in on a class in progress.

"Meander your way 30 kilometres inland from Salobreña on the eastern Costa del Sol and you enter a world far removed from the bustling seaside resorts that have made this part of Spain so famous. Known as the Valley of Lecrín, it's easy to see how the area got its name from the Arab word for happiness. Whitewashed, Moorish-style villages sit snug in a langscape covered with orange and lemon orchards, almond and olive groves. View pdf file


Cadiz - Hot Havana or Vibrant Venice?

While filming on location for "Die Another Day", Pierce Brosnan, together with Oscar winning Hale Berry as his gorgeous Bond Girl, switch the spotlight on Cádiz, by turning it into Dubai .....

Dee McMath

Dee McMath

Spain not only produces more olive oil than any other country in the world but also - most would argue - the finest money can buy. Dee McMath joins in the annual olive harvest in Andalusia and helps to make some of Spain´s liquid gold.

"Today´s TV chefs have imbued cooking with a sex appeal and culinary sophistication that´s hard to resist. Rather than plain old "oil" they now demand a more explicit "extra virgin olive oil". In the midst of all the galmour it's difficult to imagine the hard work that goes into producing this liquid gold. I'm heading to the small village of Escañuela in the Andalusian province of Jaén to see for myself" .....


Get into Gear - Go on a Health Drive

Relax, revive and rejuvenate in some of the spas, sports centers, and health clinics that are in abundance in Andalusia. Take full advantage of the massive investment that has gone into the fitness and beauty industry in Spain over the past decade. Want to go home looking and feeling brand new after the most exotic and energizing holiday of your life? Then take your car and go on a Health Drive! .....

Dee McMath

Dee McMath

"Spain and especially Andalucia, lends itself to an essentially outdoor lifestyle. Patios, terraces and balconies are as important as inside rooms and often the focal point of the home [...] Discover the joys of inside-out living by converting your patio into a peaceful paradise or your terrace inot a tranquil oasis".....


RAGS TO RICHES the FENG SHUI WAY

Your home is not only your temple - it is also a living, breathing reflection of you. According to the Feng Shui way of thinking, you could be jeopardising your health and wealth by not clearing your clutter. Why not follow the example of the Chinese who have, for several centuries, been successfully using the principles of Feng Shui to achieve balance, harmony and prosperity in all aspects of their lives.

Dee McMath

Dee McMath

"Spain is not just a beach! The mainland and the islands have become a Mecca for native and world wide travelling hikers and walkers. From the country stroll through hillside whitewashed villages, to the mammoth thousand-kilometre treks and all that lies in between, Spain has it all. Keen enthusiasts have been walking and hiking through stunning and dramatic Spanish countryside for many years, but with the recent spotlight on rural tourism, the horizons have been opened, making this popular holiday choice ever more accessible." .....


A ROOM THAT'S A VIEW - PATIO POWER

Add value to your property - a fourth dimension to your lifestyle - by getting to grips with your garden and realising the potential of your patio.

With the stunning Mediterranean sky and exotic sub/tropical plants as the backrop, organizing your outside space is not only easy, but also fun to do. The natural llight and warmth of Andalusia creates the perect synthesis of vibrancy and tranquility around your "al fresco" living areas. Add the colour, fragrance and texture of flowers, herbs and plants to a plain patio or garden and it becomes your private paradise as well as a valuable extension to your home.

Dee McMath

Dee McMath

"According to a recent study carried out by Aymerich Golf Management (AGM) the golf industry in Spain generates 2,375 million Euros each year. This represents an increase of 252% since 1997, when there were 180 golf courses in the country. There are now 330 courses and rising. With construction and planning of new course underway, another 100 courses could be opened in Sapin by 2010 ....


"Almeria Golf just keeps getting better. This superb Dave Thomas designed course, inaugurated in 1998, is now a well established favourite on the coast. Situated in the exclusive Sotogrande Estate, on the shores of the Mediterranean, golf at Almenara comes with the most stunning views imaginable." .....

Dee McMath