Sunday, November 18, 2018

EXCLUSIVE : the Olive Press has Breakfast with Berkoff

Giles Brown meets his theatre hero and comes over all starstruck

When it rains…

It’s been another quiet week for our man in Marbella

We’ve survived another mad Marbella summer

CONGRATULATIONS! You survived another summer season on the Coast. While it seemed to be a little less frenzied and frantic than previous summers, there...

AUGUST ANGST: Summer in southern Spain presents some interesting challenges

Well, summer has finally arrived. By the time you have this article in your hot little hands – quite literally  - it’ll be the...

TOUR DE FARCE: Last Monday was my final straw with the cyclists

GRANTED most Monday mornings can prove to be the last straw, especially when I am running late, again, for my radio show and only...

Football Crazy!

World Cup fever is here and there’s nothing you can do about it

Oh, Ambassador… you are spoiling us!

The Madrid event was certainly one to remember...

Giles Brown recalls his 1980s run-in with the Costa del Crime

AFTER the shocking San Pedro slaying of a suspected drug lord earlier this month, it seems Marbella could be heading back to the dark...

Giles Brown rubs shoulders with the descendants of Malaga’s maestro Pablo Picasso

IN my so far rather colourful journalistic career, I've had the opportunity to interview the good – Rik Mayall was as brilliantly funny as...

We prayed for rain and boy did it come

We prayed for rain and boy did it come, writes Giles Brown

Winter in Spain has not treated me well this year, writes Giles Brown

I HAVE a confession to make. Again. I fell a little bit out of love with Spain in February. Maybe it is a growing...

WINTER IS COMING: So you better wrap up or face the cold

It even snowed on the beach in Barcelona and I’m surprised that Carles Puigdemont didn’t blame that as some sort of underhand tactic by Madrid, ‘freezing out’ an independent Catalunya.

Turning 50 isn’t all doom and gloom, especially when you’re in Marbella

Perhaps a more conventional 50-year-old would have celebrated the event with a discreet gathering.

New Year resolutions: Finding time to maintain personal promises can be a drag

It’s the first month of 2018 and that cracking and dull thudding sound that you hear all around you is the unmistakable noise of people’s New Year resolutions breaking and hitting the ground.

Christmas is time of hyperactive traditions with a little Russel Brand thrown in

It really is a case of pouring an extra strong cup of coffee, lining up a selection of Christmas classics and sitting back and enjoying the show.

The Christmas season is the time to pat ourselves on the back

If you are an autonomo, you will also know that is the time that you have to get in any monies owed before Christmas.

Tips on how to embrace your mid-life crisis in Spain

Perhaps it is the fact that, when I’m running down the Spanish Top Ten on my breakfast show, I can recognize only about three of the artists – and wonder where the vowels went with the rest of them (The Weeknd, SZA etc.).

EXCUSE ME?: Spanish radio hasn’t quite mastered the bleeping technique

IT was a usual autumn afternoon and I was casually cruising through the San Pedro tunnel. OK so I was not actually cruising but...

MC Hammered – trying something new every day

Giles breaks down the feelings of introducing the George Benson, Michael Bolton and Pink Purple Zepp Fest concerts.

September, the most wonderful time of the year

SEPTEMBER has finally arrived and brings with it the more than welcome cooler weather, less traffic and, generally, less hassle - although trying to...

SUMMER MADNESS: Heat, drunkards and a full moon make for a dangerous cocktail

I AM currently writing this article on my last day at the villa in the Marbella Hill Club, directly under the air conditioning unit,...

A racy weekend among the Who’s Who of F1 at Silverstone

I WAS back in the UK last month for the British Grand Prix.  Regular readers of my witterings will know that one of the great...

Loutish tourist behaviour is like an infection Marbella has to treat each summer

Giles Brown on the fallout from the Banus champagne spray party that saw revelers run down by a 4x4 and the subsequent police chase

The types of driving that can only be found in Marbella

What you call a ‘possible terrorist attack’ we call ‘late Sunday afternoon shenanigans’

Summer season strikes again

I have always liked May as a month – and as a frizzy-permed, badger-loving guitarist with Queen
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