I'm writing this one especially for my Spanish friends to give everyone a quick catch up on what I've been up to since leaving Ecija on the 27th June. Big shout out of thanks to Arnaud for the lift to Cordoba railway station. I had to dash off on that particular date because I was … Continue reading An Update from Australia
The Alhambra must surely be the jewel in the crown of Andalucia, a province that is rich with monuments, yet there is something that extra bit special about this historic citadel that overlooks the city of Granada. Nestled against the breathtaking backdrop of the snow-capped Sierra Nevada, the Alhambra, rises as a majestic fortress over … Continue reading Granada Part 2 – The Alhambra
A gorgeous sunny day today as we mark Andalucia Day and the final day of February. Temperatures are on the rise so I'm a happy little Vegemite. My laundry is fluttering on the rooftop, I’ve thrown open all the windows, turned off the heating and moved back into my office as opposed to doing all … Continue reading Andalucia Day – 28 February
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
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!
The washing machine is whirling away, I’ve had a much needed shower (and been reunited with the old style gas boilers of days gone by) and the Spanish news is on in the background as I sit down to write this. The news is on so my ear can tune into the Spanish language a … Continue reading A month today since I Ieft Darwin ……my new casa