Officially, according to the calendars, the shortest day or winter solstice this year is tomorrow, December 22. This is because the actual time of the solstice is 4.48am UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) which is equivalent to GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). […]Read More
Left, the four political leaders vying for power in today’s Spanish General Election; right, last month Englishman Gary Neville was appointed coach of Valencia football club.
Today, Sunday, is the General Election here in Spain but I promised not to bore you […]
The Mediterranean is just feet from our table.
Friday was seven days until Christmas Day, one week to go exactly, and we enjoyed a lovely afternoon meal outside in the sun.
We had returned to El Faro Restaurant in Villaricos (see http://50shadesofsun.com/?p=932 […]
Two stories in the news are currently giving me a few concerns. At first glance, they may appear unconnected but they are linked by the facts that they involve genetically modified creatures and that one has already been approved while […]Read More
Today Lisa has been putting her construction and puzzle solving skills to good use. She has successfully built what is described as a cat tree. This is a combination of a massive cat entertainment centre and scratching post.
We wanted something […]
OK, this might seem a bit self-centred but this blog includes so much about Lisa and I today, a little looking back may not be a bad thing. So let’s begin by delving back 63 years, yes there I am, […]Read More
Our new HD Smart TV. On the right is our new small broadband tv box.
On towards Christmas we go, with part two of our somewhat different, if not unusual, preparations for this year’s celebrations.
The guy who runs his own TV […]
A friend of both Lisa and I, Gwawr Jones, yesterday posted on Facebook that everything there is so serious and that it was time for a little fun. She then listed, in sets of three, names she was known by, […]Read More
It’s a bit of a strange way to build ourselves up for the Christmas season this year.
You see, after Lisa and I decided to move to Spain, and had been here and found the home of our dreams, then came […]