November 2013: In Barcelona we saw Columbus’s monument and met ‘Marilyn Monroe’.
Well, it has arrived – the very last day of the year. Tonight, at midnight, we say a fond farewell to 2015 and look forward to what we hope […]
This morning, December 30, Lisa and I went into Cuevas del Almanzora, the nearest town to us, to visit our doctor to obtain the first of our Spanish ‘repeat prescriptions’ since we arrived here.
These are to treat various conditions caused […]
Contrasting Decembers: Floodwater in North Wales; Oranges growing in the sun in southern Spain.
I feel really sorry for friends, family and others we left behind when Lisa and I moved to Spain. No, I am not being smug about the […]
Tornados in Texas.
Bad weather happens. We expect that, to a greater or lesser degree depending where we live in the world; sometimes where we live in a country.
From time to time, extremely bad weather happens. That, too, we expect but […]
In most countries, Christmas gift-giving is over so now the serious part begins. It is time to return those presents you think are unsuitable.
Now, the problem you are most likely to face is that recipients of gifts are rarely given […]
Today, Boxing Day and its promise of bargains in the sales bears no relation to the day’s origin.
In some countries, notably Britain and those in which it has historically had a major influence, today is Boxing Day. And, Being British, […]
Merry Christmas to all family, friends, neighbours and followers/readers of this blog, wherever you may be. And, if you enjoy a different holiday, such as Hanukah, Yule or one of many others, have a really great time.
To everyone, Season’s Greetings and […]
Cordoro Asada, Roast Lamb, is just one of the main courses that could be served.
Here in Spain, the main family festive meal is enjoyed fairly late tonight, often at 9 or even 10pm. It is known as La Noche Buena, […]
Two days until Christmas Day and we are still receiving deliveries of the various household items that Lisa and I need in our new home. In an ideal world, they would have all arrived by now but there are still […]Read More