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My Spanish Vida is a personal lifestyle blog written by myself, 
Heather Townsend.

Anything that I do include in the blog is just my general outlook, thoughts and opinions. 

I do however accept collaborations posts, which are always stated as 'Collaboration' at the beginning of the post. I will only accept posts that I have enjoyed reading myself and think said post fits 'My Spanish Vida' and where I am in life at that moment in time. I have been paid a small fee for my time with these posts.

Some posts will contain affiliate links. I use Skimlinks (← yes, this is an affiliate link!) for my affiliate links. I will always state again at the beginning of a post if there are affiliate links within it. Also the link will be highlighted in bold. If you click on the link and decide to buy through it, the product or service will not cost you a penny more then if you say went direct yourself. All that happens is the company will pay me a very small amount of commission for sharing their link and promoting their business if you like. 

I do try to use my own photos where possible especially when I am chatting about a travel post, but sometimes I do use stock images from Pixabay. They state you don't need to credit the owner, but that is where I get some of my images from.

All gifted products again will be stated at the beginning of a post very clearly that a particular product has been gifted, as then the post I'm writing acts like an ad (I think!).

I try to be as transparent as possible and how I understand the new rules of blogging regarding gifts, paid posts and ads. If you believe I have missed something or am not doing something correctly please drop me an email on or dm me via Twitter or Instagram

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x Heather 


More on the blog...

Choosing a name for your blog

  ~ this post contains affiliate links, which means if you purchase through a link on the blog I will receive a tiny amount of commission, but it will NOT cost you anymore. Read more on my  Disclaimer/Contact  page ~ Since writing the post ' Blogging tips ~ Basic/Beginners'   I keep thinking about the part about choosing a name for your blog. If you've been here a while you'd know that this blog was originally called Suncream and Sparkles ~ which I have written about why I changed my blog name  here . Even though I do love my new blog name and I don't regret changing it I do wish I had taken more time and consideration in the very beginning when first starting my blog, or at least before buying the domain. You see blogging, even now for me who's been doing it for a fair few years, it really is a constant learning curve where you're always discovering new ways and new ideas to tweak and improve your blog. If you're debating on what name to choose for your

Mil Palmeras

Happy Thursday guys, hope you're all well. I'm just popping on here to show you a few pictures I snapped quickly today while we were at Mil Palmeras Beach. We popped to Mercadona this morning, well more lunchtime(ish) as we are sleeping in so much lately, but that's for another day. So, we picked up a few bits for the weekend and grabbed one of their sushi boxes for our lunch on the go. fyi , the best supermarket sushi I've had! After our trip to Mercadona we headed for Leroy Merlin in La Zenia as we needed to get some more bags of sand and some gravel too for our little diy garden project. I say little, but it's turning into quite the construction! Keep an eye on my  insta stories   over the weekend for updates. En-route to Leroy's we stopped off at Mil Palmeras to eat our sushi by the sea. Mil Palmeras has always been one of our favourite places here on the Costa Blanca South. Actually it was one of the first places we went to after the lockdown last year.  To


We went to the Seychelles in August 2011 and January 2012. The first time we went, we stayed at the Berjaya Hotel, Beau Vallon Bay, Mahe and the second time we were booked into the same hotel, but we could only cope with one night before we relocated to the Kempinski Resort, Baie Lazare.   Berjaya Hotel, Beau Vallon Bay, Mahe Aug 2011 We chose the area Beau Vallon Bay, as my husband went there with his parents when he was a little boy and has fond memories of the holiday. They stayed at the Coral Strand, which wasn't available at the time when we wanted to go, as it was in the middle of major renovations. Berjaya Hotel was the crew hotel for the airline my husband worked for at the time, so we thought that it would be a perfect one to book into. To be honest the hotel was really disappointing. It was very dated and felt quite shabby. It was clean enough though, so we thought 'it will do' as we were only there for a couple