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148 – Through a Looking-Glass  Posted on 07/01/2015
“All English people are like lords and ladies, no?”  She wasn’t joking.  Perhaps she’s been lucky in the English people she has met, but she is convinced that all of us live in castles and have...
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147 – It’s All About Tongues  Posted on 06/17/2015
Dentists don’t often make me laugh.  Sadly, it’s years since they were allowed to use laughing gas to knock us out before an extraction.  And I’m a really rubbish patient.   But my Spanish dentist is...
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146 – A Matter of Taste  Posted on 06/07/2015
A bit of fun before the final exams.  La Escuela Oficial de Idiomas ran an informal cookery competition amongst all the extranjeros learning Spanish, and we all had to bring a dish representative of our own countries. Quite tough to...
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144 – Painting the Town  Posted on 05/17/2015
In three corners of my life this month a blank canvas turned to life, colour and a floor covered with rice. “La Noche en Blanco” turns Málaga city into that blank canvas.  A night of culture, music, free entry to...
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143 – How the Other Half Lives  Posted on 05/03/2015
This massive great cruise ship was in Málaga port last week.  It is either beautiful or ugly, I’m not sure which.  But it is big.  Umpteen floors, 6,500 passengers, 2,500 crew.   It’s the sister...
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142 – Beer and Bocadillos – On the Government!  Posted on 04/21/2015
The course I’m on at Málaga’s Escuela Oficial de Idiomas is heavily subsidised by the Spanish government (thanks guys!).  So when the head of Spanish said we were going on a “school trip” we didn’t...
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141 – Semana Semantics  Posted on 04/07/2015
The pointy-hats have long ceased to shock me.  Once you realise that the Ku Klux Klan have NOT taken over Spain, the traditional costumes of the Nazarenos who lead and follow each cofradía (brotherhood) in the Semana Santa...
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140 – Back in the Arms of a Health Service  Posted on 03/25/2015
At the top of the stairs Marcelo took my arm solicitously.  “Should you take the lift instead?” he asked.  “We don’t want you to have an accident on the stairs, what with you having no health cover...
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139 – Time to Stand and Stare  Posted on 03/12/2015
“I must to be informing you that due to unfavourable conditions we are to be cancelling your Northern Lights Tour this evening” said the Icelandic hotel receptionist.  It was the best news we could have hoped for. ...
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