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Harvesting my own olives, 2012
Harvesting my own olives, 2012, selfie

My name is Stephanie de Leng and I am a photographer, writer and lover of old buildings – if they are falling down they appeal to me more!  I am now resident in Spain and travel between France, Liverpool and Spain, on personal projects.

 I have stopped the day job, but continue to do the odd exhibition.  I also am busy  scanning my old work and travel photos from 35 years. As ever I am seldom seen without a camera weighing me down!  You can view my growing portfolio and even contact me about it here:  

stephanie’s galleries

   If you would like to contact me about anything lovely please do it below:


    • stephanie de leng
      March 19, 2014

      Gee thanks! Blush…

  1. Jan Holden
    March 4, 2020

    Have just read your piece in The Local – beautifully written & fascinating, thank you.
    Looking forward to reading your blog posts now.
    The Local link to this page needs attention though – looks like this atm:

    • stephanie de leng
      March 5, 2020

      Thank you Jan. I think the link has been rectified now! My latest post is on my main page re Sant Antoni

  2. March 4, 2020

    I just posted this in what I now see was an old post of yours. So, por si acaso . . .

    Hi, I enjoyed your article in ‘The Local’. And, to some extent, empathised with it. Just over 19 years ago, I stood in the window of a modern town house with spectacular views over the city of Pontevedra and pondered whether I really should buy that place instead of a finca on which I could have built the sort of stone house I really wanted. but couldn’t find. Luckily for me, my 18 year old daughter was by my side and said: “Dad, you’ll be back home in the UK dealing at a distance with builders you don’t know and can’t trust, when not speaking a word of Spanish. You’ll be taken to the cleaners.” Fortunately for me, I listened to her and abandoned my dream, which I’ve never regretted. I bought the town house and moved into it a few months later. Five or six years after that, I set up a business to give legal and practical advice to foreigners looking to buy property in the Spanish jungle. Many years later, in the hands of my then Spanish (business) partner, it’s still going strong. Two of my key bits of advice were never to believe a word a Spanish gent told you – especially one who smiles a lot – and never to accept their recommendations for anything. By the way, I’m not sure there was anything you could have done to avoid the local gossip. Without data, they’d have simply fabricated.it. I hope you enjoy your beautiful home for many years. Best wishes. Colin Davies P. S. I’m from Birkenhead and I’ve been writing my own blog on life in Galician and Spain since 2003.

    • stephanie de leng
      March 4, 2020

      Hi Colon,
      Very interesting. Je ne regrette ríen non plus. Despite being ripped off, I also have been helped by others beyond belief. A commissioned article has its limits. I’ll take a look at your blog x

  3. Colin Davies
    March 4, 2020

    ‘agent’ of course, Not ‘gent’.

    And ‘Galicia’, not ‘Galician’.

  4. Andrew MacGeekie
    May 26, 2020

    Good afternoon
    I was hoping you could help me.
    I am concerned about the lack of bees in our area of Spain Altea so have decided to keep a beehive but I am having difficulty in obtaining a package of bees for my hive.

    Can you advise me on where I can obtain a package of bees.

    Your advice would be much appreciated.

    Kind regards
    Andrew MacGeekie

    • stephanie de leng
      May 26, 2020

      Andrew, thank you for contacting me. I am not a bee expert but I believe the contact details of the bee man was on the blog. I would approach him direct. Do you speak Spanish?

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