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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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112- Progress?  Posted on 07/31/2014
You see the famous rock near Antequera from every direction.  From the flat plains it juts up, suddenly and harshly.  Known to the Spanish as la Peña de los Enamorados (the lovers’ rock) and to many as the...
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112- Progress?  Posted on 07/31/2014
You see the famous rock near Antequera from every direction.  From the flat plains it juts up, suddenly and harshly.  Known to the Spanish as la Peña de los Enamorados (the lovers’ rock) and to many as the...
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111 – Lighting-Up Time  Posted on 07/15/2014
It’s hot.  July and August in Spain – it’s hot.  Seriously hot.  40°C is forecast for today. So at around 6 or 7pm there’s nothing better than firing up the barbecue. Out in the campo, it means...
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111 – Lighting-Up Time  Posted on 07/15/2014
It’s hot.  July and August in Spain – it’s hot.  Seriously hot.  40°C is forecast for today. So at around 6 or 7pm there’s nothing better than firing up the barbecue. Out in the campo, it means...
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110 – The Wedding Present  Posted on 07/03/2014
Actually, wedding presents were completely and utterly banned.  So it wasn’t a wedding present.  It was just a random present for a lovely friend who happened to be getting married to another lovely friend. Whatever it was...
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