Tag Archives: nature

The Cork Oak


The closest many people ever get to a Cork Oak tree will be when handling a cork from a newly opened bottle of wine or removing the stopper of an olive oil bottle. It’s amazing to think that these cork … Continue reading

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Driving me to Distraction


At last there’s a car park where that peculiar Spanish habit of opening the car door to dent the neighbouring car is almost impossible. Here each parking bay has an exclusion zone of about .6m either side of it. Now … Continue reading

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Boing Spring has Sprung


For many visitors to Almeria the baking hot summer months are the only time they experience this beautiful region. By then the sun has done its work and all the spring flowers and grasses have been scorched brown and other … Continue reading

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People Power


2012  ended with the Mayan prophecy luckily unfulfilled; yet just a few weeks later a meteorite the size of a double decker bus exploded above Siberia injuring hundreds. A few hours later and the spin of the Earth would have … Continue reading

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Monkey Business


The title and photo came from a recent visit to Gibraltar as walking towards Main Street  we saw Monkey atop the railings, We were thrilled as usually they live high up on the rock. A little old lady reached into … Continue reading

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Easy money


The A334 has become the bank of choice for more discerning Guardia Civil officers; every day they stop at various points between the E15 motorway and Purchena so that they can withdraw money from us cashpoints as we drive by. … Continue reading

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Thanks for the pestilence – latest blog


The horsemen of the apocalypse enjoyed their recent holiday in Almeria. Such a pity their colleague War was stuck in Syria or Afghanistan and couldn’t make it! They organised fires locally and flooded the place a few days later. Then … Continue reading

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