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122 – Of Acorns, Olives, and Old-Andaluz  Posted on 10/26/2014
The pigs definitely won.  Out of everything in this amazing multi-cultural language immersion week, the pigs definitely won.  And the horses, the dogs, and the miles of rolling countryside and beautiful holm-oaks.  Or maybe...
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121 – Walking Under The Moon  Posted on 10/15/2014
“Un Sendero Nocturno”.   A night-time walk.  It had sounded beautiful.   A relaxed stroll in the moonlight, chatting with 30 friends and neighbours.  Starting from the next village, Casabermeja,...
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120 – Reddest, Greenest, Tastiest …  Posted on 10/09/2014
I’d heard it a million times.  Gardeners, exaggerating how marvellous their fruit and veg were.  Fisherman’s tales of everything being greener, bigger, rounder, smoother, and above all, so much BETTER than everything...
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119 – Noisy, Noisier, Noisiest  Posted on 10/01/2014
It’s over two years now since the sounds outside my bedroom window that very first night, made me think about how we react to noise, especially at night  “First Night in My Casita”.  Back then, in July 2012, I...
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118 – Location and Politics  Posted on 09/18/2014
You don’t change your politics when you change location.  Your world vision.  Your core beliefs.  Those thoughts and behaviours which demonstrate your ethics, your personality, your essence.  So, for example, as a...
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117 – How Not to Sell Spanish Lessons  Posted on 09/11/2014
I’m not a salesperson.  I vaguely remember working in some sort of coffee bar as a school student in Sydney, but as far as I recall I’ve never worked in a shop.  I was a freelance trainer and consultant for …...
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116 – And is There Honey Still for Tea?  Posted on 09/04/2014
So why did it become so interesting, the Ashya King story?  The little boy with cancer, whose parents were arrested in Spain after a European Arrest Warrant was issued?   Human interest, of course, and the added interest...
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115 – In the Pink  Posted on 08/28/2014
All around are happy people, pink people, spotty dresses, and an ambience.  An inexplicable ambience, of people with nothing to do but enjoy themselves. What was striking this year about Málaga feria is that it is nothing more...
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114 – Vete a Dormir (Go To Sleep)  Posted on 08/14/2014
Twenty-five years ago I crawled out of a tent in the Sinai Desert at midnight, hoicked my rucksack onto my back, and followed our camels in the age-old pilgrimage from St Catherine’s Monastery to the summit of Mount Sinai.  You...
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113 – More Than a Foreigner  Posted on 08/07/2014
Of course it’s quite fun at first, isn’t it?  Being “the foreigner”, having a bit of a laugh with neighbours about one’s bad Spanish, apologising all the time, and realising that the sentence you can...
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