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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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A MONTH IN MARBELLA — PART FOUR

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Tuesday 16th February Time I think, dear reader, to say a few things about Spain in general and Marbella in particular. Firstly, why Marbella? I’ve been coming here with friends, family or indeed on my own for the past three … Continue reading

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A MONTH IN MARBELLA — PART THREE

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Monday 15th February. 19.00 You may remember, dear reader, that I left you with something approaching that we writers like to call a cliff-hanger. Well, probably, in this case, more of a slope-hanger. It has been a long two days … Continue reading

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A MONTH IN MARBELLA.

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Day 2 — Sunday 14th into Monday 15th February Sunday night Burgos is a terrific little town. For Old Town, think a mini version of Bruges — perhaps without quite the majesty of the architecture — and you would not … Continue reading

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A MONTH IN MARBELLA

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Day 15 — Sunday 28th February Strange place to begin a blog, over two weeks in, but there’s a reason for this. Today, a fortnight after I drove off the ferry in Caen, I finally have some time to myself. … Continue reading

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