Tag Archives: Spain

The Zombies of Spain


Believe it or not there are around 40,000 zombies walking the Spanish streets; they are mostly invisible as they hide in their flash cars and behind the high walls of their plush homes. These zombies once feasted off their shareholders, … Continue reading

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The Pot and the Kettle


The Islas Chafarinas are three small islands located just 3.5km off the coast of Morocco, they have been occupied by the Spanish since 1847 with the only residents being a 190 strong military garrison. There used to be a colony … Continue reading

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Meanwhile in Britain


I have lived in Spain for almost seven years and in that time I’ve kept abreast of news from back home. Partly as I’m interested in current affairs and have this column to write, but also as wise words shared … 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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Important advice


How to plant a tree, civvy street version; in autumn dig a hole, putting compost or mulch at the bottom, carefully place the tree in the hole making sure the roots are untangled to enable them to grow to anchor … Continue reading

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Memories on Wheels


30 years ago I started a game keeping apprenticeship. The only problem was that it meant a daily 18.5 mile each way cycle ride (yes I measured it). I bought an ancient Honda C90 scooter and what an evil contraption … Continue reading

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Bankers


Last December I paid a visit to my new bank –  Sabadell in Vera. It’s all new blue instead of the old canary yellow as they had bought CAM bank for just a Euro; I wish they had told me … Continue reading

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