Sunday, September 23, 2018

From North Devon to South Spain in six decades – Part Two

The first night in San Sebastián (Guipúzcoa,) where I had arrived at the age of 20 to start my year abroad from university, had been an orgy of cheap wine, pintxos and music by Santana. This had led to the worst hangover of my life.

Clicking cameras in Córdoba

Hannah visits the Mezquita in the World Heritage city of Córdoba

From North Devon to South Spain in six decades – Part One

Well, it took nearly 60 years but I made it in the end! When I was born in 1950 I didn’t yet know that Spain was my destiny; when I was 17 I didn’t know that Spain was my destiny either. But by the age of 20, I knew.

I miss your rolls…

I can’t stop thinking about you. I keep imagining I see you through store windows. I ask for you all the time. I even thought I found you once, but it was just an imposter.

Turning off the lights

Bartie suggests an alternative to banning bullfighting

España and Cabra here we come…

We've arrived in Spain and made it to Cabra without incident. Cabra is what Europe looks like in movies: narrow streets, tallish buildings, people walking, plazas every few blocks with lots of old men sitting and chatting… It’s amazing.

Bean and gone

Bartie considers the merits of coffee a la Clooney

Toss of the Coín

Maximilian Bartie muses on the disadvantages of banning the burka

Living the High Life

Surviving Spain at 1,500 metres. A new Olive Press blog on life in Spain's highest village

After a fashion

Bartie takes a swipe at fashion choice and raises questions over economic migration

Maximilian Bartie

Maximilian Bartie considers pensioners during the economic downturn and fumes at the language in Marley and Me

Bartie’s back in town

After a two month sojourn in Thailand (nudge, nudge, wink, wink) Lord Bart is back with his usual enlightening musings on modern life

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