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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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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.

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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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