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UNDERSTANDING… THE JOY OF STAYING PUT

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Chicos, I haven’t blogged for a while — you may, or you may not, have noticed. There are two reasons for this. Firstly, I have been working flat out on my novel — Compound 19 — which is now completed … Continue reading

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Understanding Spain — back on the road again

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I’m back on the road again. Well actually, at the minute I’m at sea. My fellow shipmates and I have just set sail from Bilbao for the second time in as many hours, having had to return to port due … Continue reading

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UNDERSTANDING SPAIN — SPANISH RUGBY. At last… a win for Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club!

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Okay… this is, pure and simply a rugby blog. And so, if Rugby (like cars) isn’t your bag… look away now. Marbella 34, Club de Rugby Athlético Portuenese 12 Marbella 1st XV recorded their first league victory in five outings … Continue reading

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UNDERSTANDING SPAI…LITERATURE

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“Anyone who thinks that life is fair,” Richard M. Nixon once said, “has been seriously misinformed.” So, as I’m sitting on the toilet Monday morning — as is my wont and my joy to do so — checking the weekend’s … Continue reading

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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 — 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

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Fear of Los Verbos A friend of mine has an interesting theory about scientific and technical advancement in the latter part of the twentieth century. ‘I have no doubt in my mind,’ he says, ‘that the greatest invention over the … 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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