Tag Archives: war

Roland Garros


Inspiration has many sources for my weekly scribbling’s; the impending French Grand Slam tennis tournament lead my dear wife Katherine to mention she needed some facts to Twitter out as part of her job at William Hill. So quicker than … Continue reading

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Guernica


The town of Gernika (Basque spelling) is strategically important as 2 main roads intersect there with links to the port town of Bermeo and the Basque capital Bilbao. The river also becomes deep enough for trading boats to navigate the … 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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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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Il Duce Part 2 – Mussolini


Mussolini and Hitler both believed that when Germany invaded Poland, Britain and other countries would remain neutral. Mussolini also thought that Britain and France were finished as players on the world stage and that any war would be short lived … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas – dont be scared


Christmas is not complete without a tree; not just any tree but a proper Christmas tree though choosing one on a warm sunny day felt very weird last weekend. When I first moved to Spain it was almost impossible to … Continue reading

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Oh what a lovely war II


As a young boy in the early 1970s I watched M*A*S*H which was set in the Korean War that raged from1950 until 1953. Jolly funny it was too and only years later did I realise that my childhood laughs were … Continue reading

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