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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 Patreon page to find out more.


  1. Michael
    January 26, 2013 @ 9:11 am

    I lived in Cádiz for 10 years. When I am back in the UK (Newcastle – not quite as warm and sunny) and I get the urge for something Spanish, I usually use La Tienda. They ship the products fairly quickly, which is important when they are things like cheese and ham. Their website in the uk is .


    • Elle
      January 26, 2013 @ 11:19 am

      “not quite as warm and sunny”… has to be the understatement of the year ha ha!

      Yes… La Tienda advertise on this website too.

      Elle xx


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