It s Linda Plummer here from
to deliver your monthly update on Spain via the
newsletter The Magic of Spain!
Two years have passed since the tragic terrorist
attack in Madrid when 191 people lost their lives.
It seems only yesterday that my daughter
was frantically phoning a friend in Madrid to
check that she was OK - fortunately she was.
Because it is the anniversary, and because
we were recently in Madrid, I thought I d
dedicate this month s newsletter to that
incredible city ...
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We live on the Costa Blanca, close to the
tourist resort of Benidorm.
Although I love living here, I enjoy
tremendously a trip to the capital because
it s such a magnificent change for me!
Less laid-back ... more sophisticated ...
everyone on their toes! And the shops!
My daughter had been saving up her euros
well in advance, so that she could spend
them all on clothes. So had I!
I have to confess that my daughter and I
do not get on terribly well when we go
shopping together! We tend to squabble!
It s alright if I do as I m told and just
trail after her, looking at the clothes
she likes. The problems arise if I get
ideas above my station in life and want us
to go in shops of my choosing!
Fortunately, we didn t have a lot of spare
time to trudge round the shops as we were
I expect you know all about the sights to
see in Madrid. If you don t, you can
check them over at the url below.
The great thing about Madrid is that there
are so many other interesting places not
too far off ... El Escorial, Valley of the
Fallen, Toledo, Avila, Segovia, Salamanca,
Alcazar de San Juan ... to mention just
You ve also got the high speed AVE train,
connecting Madrid and Seville - ideal for
seeing the two sides of Spain.
There s great flamenco in Madrid and a
wonderful night life - if you have the
I look forward to going again in May,
when we ll also visit the charming
cobbled streets of Spain s former
capital - Toledo. It should be a
little warmer up there by then!
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I think Spring has finally arrived on
the Costa Blanca! The sun has been
shining, it s warm, and I m tucking my
woollies away until next winter!
However, all the rain we ve had recently
does mean that the countryside looks lovely
and green. And all the almond trees are
So, I think I ll leave you until next
month and go and enjoy the sunshine!
If you want to join me in Spain, you all
know that you can find plenty of info about
Until the next time!