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UNDERSTANDING SPAIN — The rain in Spain falls… mainly on a bloody Bank Holiday

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Before I begin this blog I’m going to tell you how proud I am of my daughter. I know there’s nothing worse that those hyperbolic zealots who insert the ‘round robin’ into the charity Christmas card informing you how just … Continue reading

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UNDERSTANDING SPAIN — The Power of Porsche and a Right Good Reunion

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Reader warning — this blog is pretty much all about cars, so if you’re not a petrolhead, look away now! I bought it, of course. You knew I would, I knew I would and naturally the Porsche salesman knew I … Continue reading

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UNDERSTANDING SPAIN — Back to the Land of the White Bentley

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  This blog is a bit random as I’m not actually in Spain — I’m back in The Land of the White Bentley — that’s Alderley Edge, folks, or Puerta Banus without the sun. It’s actually quite a nice day … Continue reading

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UNDERSTANDING SPAIN — A Year in Marbella and The Art of Getting Served

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Hola de Nuevo amigos, from Marbella! Another blog so soon? Similar to the No37 Peckham to Hounslow bus, there are none for a month and then three come along at once. This will strike a chord of unpleasant memory for … Continue reading

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UNDERSTANDING SPAIN — A YEAR IN MARBELLA

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I’m back in Marbella and the weather here is perfecto. I made a fleeting visit to the UK last weekend for sporting and social reasons, and was reminded of precisely why I’m moving to Spain. It can be summed up … Continue reading

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A YEAR IN MARBELLA — FRIENDS…TO HAVE OR NOT TO HAVE

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FRIENDS — TO HAVE OR NOT TO HAVE  It’s Saturday morning, no school and time to reflect. Perfecto. I’ll start with an odd one: friends. There is something else I love about being in Marbella that, up until yesterday I … Continue reading

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UNDERSTANDING SPAIN

A Year in Marbella One — The Rain in Spain.  INTRODUCTION Quite a lot has happened since my last blog and I won’t waste your time by covering old ground, dear reader. You may have noticed that the title of … Continue reading

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A MONTH IN MARBELLA — Part Seven

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I am going to begin this blog with a couple of long-overdue corrections. First, two posts ago, a friend pointed out that I had used the word ‘council’ incorrectly in the context of ‘keeping my counsel.’ Guilty as charged. He … Continue reading

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A MONTH IN MARBELLA — PART SIX

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Domingo, Febrero 21st Sunday is, in some circles, regarded as a day of rest and, having sorted my apartment in four days, I feel I’ve earned one. What to do? I have arranged to collect my first house guest from … Continue reading

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A MONTH IN MARBELLA PART FIVE

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Thursday 18th February Remember, dear reader, the four-day challenge? Four days to transform my apartment from an empty shell into an opulent and luxurious home… well a home anyway. If God could make the earth in seven days, furnishing and … Continue reading

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