Alan, along with Elle, is the owner of Spain Buddy. He was born in the North of England (Lancashire) and travelled extensively before eventually settling in Almería. Alan has 3 sons from the first of his 18 marriages, (Sam, Joe & Ben) who are all now adults. You can read more articles by Alan on his personal blog at and see more of his photography on his photography website as well as on Flickr and Instagram. Also, for less than the price of a cup of coffee each month you can help support Alan's photography (and get some freebies into the bargain). Click here to visit his Patron page to find out more.


  1. Sue Sharpe (@suesharpe1)
    August 8, 2013 @ 9:37 pm

    Lovely post, Alan, Thanks for the mention!

  2. Alan
    August 8, 2013 @ 9:43 pm

    Thanks Sue. Enjoyed your company very much and look forward to the next time. You are what is described in our house as a ‘top bird’ (And a fine jam maker by all accounts ;))

  3. Sue Sharpe (@suesharpe1)
    August 8, 2013 @ 10:03 pm

    Thanks, Alan! You are rated as a ‘top bloke’ in this house too! Looking forward to the next time :-)

  4. Carol Byrne
    August 9, 2013 @ 12:17 pm

    Enjoyed that post Alan, I pass the embalse when grocery shopping at Berja, now that’s a scary road down. An eventful weekend,eh?! Here’s a bit of history on the castle at Calahora

  5. Alan
    August 9, 2013 @ 4:06 pm

    One or two events I hadn’t planned on! :)

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