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99 – Wholly About Holy Week (and food and football)  Posted on 04/17/2014
We were trapped at the top of the Tribuna de los Pobres.  No chance of moving in any direction.  Fortunately we were happy where we were.  In front of us, on the bridge, El Cautivo (one of the grandest and … Continue...
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98 – Foreign Food  Posted on 04/11/2014
So I asked her in my best Spanish “Donde se puede encontrar latas de la leche de coco, para cocinar?”  Where can one find tins of coconut milk for cooking?   She looked up from her shelf-stacking and...
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97 – “Tomorrow, Tamara, to Maro”  Posted on 04/03/2014
So, two days before packing my rucksack, John posted a picture on Facebook.  Well, not a picture, a route-map.  The map of the GR242 50-mile walk I’d signed up for.  With a profile chart of the height gained each...
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96 – Ancient Mysteries  Posted on 03/27/2014
We are discussing mysteries in our Spanish class.  The statues of Easter Island, alien abductions, ancient markings on the land only visible from the sky.  It’s so that we can express opinions and put forward theories about...
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95 – Waterfalls  Posted on 03/20/2014
Ana-Maria stared at me in disbelief outside our front doors.  “¡No hay cascadas de agua por aquí!”  There are no waterfalls around here, she insisted.  Yes, I said, well not in the pueblo, no,...
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94 – Priceless  Posted on 03/05/2014
It wasn’t the best of days.  But as the stranger who helped me said, “You can tell a lot about a person by how they react to difficult situations.”  He should know – he had watched two or three people...
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93 – Spitting Distance  Posted on 02/26/2014
Tough decisions on Sunday.  So many options, so few hours in the day!  Finally the choice was made. Despite getting home from the opening night of Málaga’s Carnaval in the wee small hours, I decided I didn’t...
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92 – Deciphering Fay-Bu  Posted on 02/20/2014
Anyone with a teenager, or with teenage friends, or simply with friends a generation (or two!) younger than themselves, will be familiar with that furrowed brow you gain when trying to decipher a text message or a Facebook status that...
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91 – A Morsel of Bacon  Posted on 02/06/2014
Unusually, I have written very little about food in this blog.  Strange, because it plays an enormous part in my life.  And it’s different here in Spain.  Not just the food, but the rituals around it, and the general...
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90 – A Grubby Coat in Jerez  Posted on 01/30/2014
Lousy weather forecast for our trip to Jerez for the Formula One testing. Two thin jumpers plus my t-shirt from last year’s visit to el Circuito de Jerez. And the big warm cosy coat for good measure. A ten year … Continue...
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