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Who am I?I am Tracey, a tall gal with a big heart, a wife; mother; grandmother; and doggie mum living in gorgeous Spain. I've lived in South London; the Southeast of England and Cyprus, but have to admit that Spain is by far my favourite. If you were to ask someone about me, they'd say that I love w...
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Are you having difficulty sleeping?There’s only so many nights that you can attempt to fall asleep to the soundtrack of your other half snoring, waking up multiple times in one night to the neighbourhood dogs’ choir practice, or coming around to the sound of your loveable pooch licking his nethe...
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Hay-fever SUCKS, big time. Do you have hay-fever too?Are you waking in the mornings as tired as you went to bed? Do you drag yourself to the bathroom, look in the mirror and recoil when your reflection looks like you have had two rounds with Mike Tyson? Are your eyes and nose battling it out for who...
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Cleaning without harsh cleaning productsI am keen to use natural ingredients for the most part around the home. Not all the time, after all I'm not perfect. But I do like to go for periods at a time when I experiment, and I will share those times with you here. This page is dedicated to the ways I u...
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As the year ended, like everyone else on New Year's Eve I assessed the last 12 months. Since Covid first reared its head at the beginning of the year my initial fear and sense of inconvenience turned to irritation, that gradually grew to annoyance, then developed into full blown anger. The mental si...
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A sluggish feeling, tingling inner ear, scratchy uncomfortable throat, a spoonful of honey taken in the vain hope it would magically work overnight. I had returned from a short pre-Christmas break in the UK with more than great memories! I got home feeling run-down with the start of a nasty wheezy...
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Could YOU give up Facebook?I started the Facebook withdrawal process slowly. Starting with deleting the Facebook App off my phone, which at first filled me with panic. Without having it at my fingertips, I was scared of what I could miss out on, it could be something really important couldn't it? Wh...
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I've never had a dog before, not me personally. My parents had one when I was a child, an Irish Red Setter called Fliss. My memories of it was the slobber that cascaded from her mouth when she ran, and how people side-stepped as she ran past, either because they believed her to have rabies or didn't...
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We have been in Spain a year now, and I honestly don’t know where that year has gone. What was once our dream is well and truly our reality. When asked “do we have any regrets” we always say a firm “No! We wish we had done it years ago!”Written Jan 2020 There aren’t many things...
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Moving to SpainOur major life change was meticulously planned, the aim was for both of us to work less and for life to get simpler by living in Spain. Both of us had lost friends and family, and had our own health scares, so we wanted to live the dream whilst we could, without waiting until we got t...
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