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Ssshhh… don’t tell Alan!

Ssshhh… don’t tell Alan!

Ssshhh… don’t tell Alan! He’s away in England at the moment, caring for an elderly family member. I felt it was about time we gave him a bit of a plug and ask you for a little help.

 Elle Draper

Albondigas recipe version 1

Albondigas recipe version 1

Albondigas are Spanish meatballs, often served as tapas, and usually smothered in a tasty tomato sauce. I like to spice mine up a little – so here’s one of the recipes I use. Let me know how you get on!

 Elle Draper

Chorizo Soup

Chorizo Soup

This warming chorizo soup recipe is fabulous as a quick lunch… or if you thicken it slightly, it works well over pasta too! You can add in other ingredients… but we like to keep ours really simple.

 Elle Draper

Easy Paella recipe

Easy Paella recipe

There are so many different variations on this Spanish dish – but this easy paella recipe will help you if you’re trying it for the first time. Begin with an easy chicken paella… and when you’re a bit more confident, progress onto other ingredients.

 Elle Draper

Easy and Tasty Churros Recipe

Easy and Tasty Churros Recipe

I’ve been hunting about for a nice easy recipe for churros…. and last week we found one. It comes courtesy of Delicious Spanish Recipes. Churros are of a similar taste as doughnuts… but slightly crispier.

 Elle Draper

Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Barbecue Sauce Recipe

There are so many marinades that you can baste your meat and vegetables with… but here I am giving you what is probably the simplest marinade or dressing of all – a simple barbecue sauce recipe.

 Elle Draper

David Beckham is tipped as new Real Madrid manager

David Beckham is tipped as new Real Madrid manager

BREAKING NEWS this morning with rumours saying David Beckham is tipped as new Real Madrid manager. The press team at Bernabau have remained tightlipped, but an anonymous source at Beckham Palace described the move as “exciting times for David and the Real Madrid team.”

 Elle Draper

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays take off at TWO NEW bases

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays take off at TWO NEW bases

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays launched flights from two new bases today. The new routes depart from London Stansted and Birmingham Airport.

 Elle Draper

Book review: DK’s Spanish-English Visual Dictionary

Book review: DK’s Spanish-English Visual Dictionary

I was thrilled to receive a review copy of DK’s Spanish-English Visual Dictionary in the post a few days ago. We already love their travel books, and this one looks set to be a favourite too.

 Elle Draper

Travel Man’s Richard Ayoade discovers Tenerife’s natural beauty

Travel Man’s Richard Ayoade discovers Tenerife’s natural beauty

‘Travel Man: 48 hours in Tenerife’ airs this evening (March 27) at 8.30pm on Channel 4. Travel Man’s Richard Ayoade discovers Tenerife’s natural beauty

 Elle Draper

How To Save Time & Money On Your Regular Overseas Payments

How To Save Time & Money On Your Regular Overseas Payments

Whether you’re enjoying the sunny skies of Spain on a permanent basis or have a holiday home in the nation, you’ve probably found that using a bank to manage your regular overseas payments can be quite costly and time consuming.

 Elle Draper

Things to do in Tenerife

Things to do in Tenerife

As one of the larger Canary Islands, there are plenty of things to do in Tenerife, with a real focus on the outdoors.

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