Where I am currently staying here in Spain, the house is in a small village which translates as 'The Hills' (No guesses as to why) Apart from houses, fields and bulls - yes bulls that will chase you if you are wearing red trousers and I speak from experience - there's not much here. We do have amazingly good views though. The local town is a 2 minute drive away and you can easily walk there if you don't mind the hills. We are about a half hour drive from the mountain top and the drive there is always fun with the winding roads that go into the clouds.
In the winter the mountains get covered with snow and you can go skiing or snowboarding. If I was physically up to it I'd love to give snowboarding a go although I'm sure I'd be rubbish at it and probably make a cool sport look very uncool. In the summer the lakes and small waterfalls make a fresh break from the scorching summer sun and are as pretty as you'd imagine them to be. I love it when the sun sets behind the long stretch of mountains, it is so beautiful. I'm no photographer and nor do I claim to be. No photo I take will ever give my view justice. One of my favourite things about being here is how picturesque it is, and all I have to do is go into the garden to see it. I took these photos up the road on one of the last warm days we had a week or so ago.
I really love mountain life. I've lived in London before and whilst I can embrace city life for what it is, I've definitely got the heart of a country girl. We are lucky to have the best of all worlds here, half an hour from Madrid city centre, half an hour to the middle of nowhere on the top of a mountain, and if you're somewhere in between you're likely to be in a small town or village where shops are scarce but you're spoilt for choice of Spanish bars and cafes.
On the topic of photos what photo editing programmes do you use? I'd love to try making my photos look better and appreciate any tips :)