Monday, July 23, 2018

The white stuff: Snow on the Costa del Sol can send even the most respectable folk crazy

When I moved to Spain, however, I abandoned the idea of ever seeing snow on my birthday. Until this year.

The Return of The Godfather: My take on responsible parenting, Costa del Sol style

I will have to admit that with a CV like mine, Godfather does seem an unlikely role for me but I can only assume that Ozzy Osbourne was busy biting the heads of bats that day, and so at some point in the early 90s the parents chose me

Boom and bust: The perils of relationships in Marbella

But as I hurtle towards my 50th I look around at my peers and am struck by the sobering realisation that they are either “happily married” while I'm back in the Single Market

A Bug’s Life: The insects are out to get me

Sharks, wild cats and jabali give me the heebie-jeebies but a much smaller creature keeps me up at night

The impact of The Donald Trump’s shock US presidential victory

Because, if you are as much of a social media animal as I am, the shock of The Donald's election has been a veritable tsunami, setting friends and family against each other in a way not seen since the American Civil War

Block head: How to get through every writer’s worst nightmare

It's the one thing that all writers dread

Food trucks… who needs them?

I was a little immune to the food truck fever that gripped the coast this summer

Ever get that uneasy feeling that environment might be out to get you?

Certain species have decided to take matters into their own hands

Port of abuse: When will it be safe to go outside?

Why Banus is on my banned list for summer

Here comes the (Facebook) Bride

Apparently jokes are harder to get online

What if Marbella entered the Olympics?

What events could Marbs expect to win Olympic medals in?

A bout of the Brexit blues

The future is anything but bright for us Europeans

Some like it hot

The wise stick near to the pool or fridge at this time of year

Talking Brexit to the nation

OP Columnist Giles Brown on his glittering TV career

Dancing in the rain

There’s nothing like wet weather to create a ‘real English festival’ in southern Spain

Nothing compares 2 U

Mourning the man who played the soundtrack to my youth

Faux pas fashion

It’s been a journey of sartorial trial and error for this Marbella ma

Toy Story April Fools was too believable for far-fetched Marbella

Giles Brown's April Fools gaffe and remembering Ronnie Corbett

From metrosexual to neo-neanderthal

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the neo-neanderthal gent

Brexit fever

On a mission to round up British votes for the EU referendum

(Get me) Out of Africa!

Tangier: capital of mystery and intrigue

Quaking in my boots

Sleeping through seismic disturbances on the coast

Loud and Clear UK: Life on Marlbs

Barbour jackets and chocolate labradors almost tempt Giles to move to Marlborough


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