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Try looking in the monthly archives. December 2015

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A good time to celebrate

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). […]

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Facing the challenge of change

 
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 […]

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Dining outdoors wearing short sleeves in December

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 […]

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If GM creatures are ‘safe’, why worry about ‘negligible risk’ of escape?

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 […]

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Sometimes it pays to be a problem solver

 
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 […]

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Life through time

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, […]

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Building up to Christmas – part two

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 […]

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A bit of fun for the holiday season

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, […]

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Building up to Christmas – part one

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 […]

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Eat now, pay later at new restaurant

Picture this …
A couple walk into a brand new restaurant, are welcomed by the owner and shown to a table. They place their order and then, seeing no credit card signs, when the first course arrives, the male customer asks […]

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