Monthly Archives: May 2012

Lost in translation


Writing about wine last week brought some interesting comments; for example Terry from the New Kimrick in Mojacar said that he had done a wine tasting so that his customers could have an input into the wines that would be … Continue reading

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Living the nightmare


Working in property sales in Spain for nearly six years, I’ve seen the boom and bust of the economic cycle and experience first hand how the previous sins of Councils, the Junta de Andalucía, developers, banks, solicitors and unscrupulous estate … Continue reading

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Party games that go wrong


When I was little a popular party game was stick the tail on the donkey; and a similar game involving being twirled around blind folded and then trying to hit something soft hanging from a tree. I made up my … Continue reading

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If it aint broke then….


Plastic trees aside; I wonder if anybody’s ever managed to keep a Christmas tree alive for another Xmas. Living in London in the 90s my then girlfriend and I were so in love with our tree one year that we … Continue reading

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Eat drink and be merry


Happy 2012 to all that read my scribblings; I hope the news is not as full of doom and gloom as 2011. The Arab Spring, Gadaffi, Mubarak, Bin Laden, Bahrain, Afghanistan and Iraq, the list seems endless. Even Tibetan monks … Continue reading

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The perceived risks of travel


There’s been plenty of fodder recently for comedians with all the reported delays at UK airport terminals, not so funny for anyone caught up in the queues. The fear business is alive and well and the huge sums spent by … Continue reading

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The Joy of travel


It started off well with the usual breeze through security at Almeria airport and yet again the water machine kindly gave me two bottles instead of one. Arriving in Blighty I knew a delay at UK passport control was likely … Continue reading

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