After enjoying a lovely Saturday morning browsing round the local market, which was freezing cold I might add, I managed to develop a rotten cold that has seen me laid up for the long weekend with a thick head, runny nose and tickly throat. The planned trip to visit the Mezquita in Cordoba was off … Continue reading Dratted flu!
I’ve been here two months already, the time has flown past and two weeks today I’ll be boarding a plane in Madrid to head back to Darwin for Christmas where I’ll no doubt swelter and instead of the heaters will be lazing about in the pool to try and keep cool. I’m very pleased to … Continue reading December…..first week
My teaching load is lighter for December which gives me space to be taking on a couple more individual business clients. I’m open to clients from anywhere in the world as long as their work interests me and I feel that I can be helpful to their business or cause. Anyone interested in discussing opportunities … Continue reading Opportunities
I know in Australia we have the food banks, wishing trees and so many other things for those who are less fortunate, but here things are a little different. It’s the little community events that are supporting those within their own areas. On Saturday I went to the supermarket and there were volunteers there doing … Continue reading Locals supporting locals
On Saturday I had to go to two supermarkets. Why? Because I needed to stock up on Earl Grey tea bags which are only sold (as far as I have discovered) at the one supermarket right across town – 20 min walk each way but hey, there’s lots to see along the way so it’s … Continue reading Delicious delights……Spanish style
Nice one from Sasha Hanton . Easy to become panivorous where I am - so many yummy variations here in Spain. Word of the Day: Panivorous.
I suspect we take paper for granted most of the time but since I have been here in Spain I am rediscovering what a wonderful commodity it is and what an important role it plays in our lives. Thursday saw me return to Seville again in the hope of securing my identity card. This week … Continue reading Paper…..such precious stuff
It was 6 degrees when I woke up this morning. I’ll definitely have to pile an extra blanket on my bed tonight if I won’t want to turn into a popsicle. The change in weather has been very sudden and from wearing a sleeveless top last week I am now in a thermal. My latest … Continue reading Winter is coming
A national ID card is mandatory in Spain and I’ve got 3 months to get one. The only problem is I can’t get one locally so need to go to Seville which is easier said than done since I work the hours that the office is open. I’ve also heard many stories, and already had … Continue reading Paperwork……Spanish style
On Thursday I bought a newspaper. No big deal to most but to me it was a very big deal! You see I haven’t had an English newspaper for over a month. They are not to be had in Ecija. In fact there only things I’ve seen here in English are the text books and … Continue reading A newspaper…..bliss!