Entries by Christopher North

Spring and Irises

About six years ago we bought some Irises from the superb Iris farm at Pinos near the Sierra Bernia. Each year they’ve increased – we seem to have perfect conditions for them. They’ve been particularly spectacular this year  – some consolation. as we’ve been rather more house-bound than usual.

Olive Harvest 2020

Summer heat brought our harvest forward – quite a few trees seems to be having a rest so the harvest a little below expected. 264 kilos were gathered with the customary mix of roughly Manzanillas 80% and Blanqueta 20% producing 65 litres of Extra virgin organic olive oil from Jordi’s press in the campo. No […]

Florentina Irises Spectacular this year

The rains earlier on have generated a spectacular display of Iris Florentina and Germanica on our second bancal. They are only matched by the African daisies which are spreading everywhere. Irises flourish in our climate – the colony we have has grown from about half a dozen we planted fifteen years ago.This a spectacular year […]

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Relleu’s Aurora Club

We started the Aurora Club in Relleu with friends some six years ago prompted by a desire to explore the history and culture of our village. Talks, visiting lecturers and trips have taken place monthly – always followed by lunch, often at our local Bar Cazador – where Luis and Paloma serve local cuisine and […]