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Jerez de la Frontera


As newlyweds last autumn we tried to explore Jerez de la Frontera; non-stop rain however meant that we only managed the Tio Pepe Bodega and a couple of tapas bars before soggily driving away. So a return visit was on … Continue reading

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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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The Spirit of Ecstasy


Again the squirrels appeared out of nowhere sending this week’s missive spinning off in a obtuse direction. I was quietly minding my own business looking at a classic car collection when I spotted a figurine of 2 horses heads mounted … 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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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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