Tuesday, August 4, 2020

The Amputee – Issue 14

In true festive spirit, The Olive Press has decided to give The Amputee a week off. Here, his companion The Gobbler muses on what Christmas means to him

My God! What have we done?

Are you awake? Yep. Can’t sleep. Me neither. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Probably... My God! What have we done?

Adjustment Disorder

Adjusting to a new culture and the challenges it can bring up

Pius returns

Stolen statue returned to owners after being spotted on TV

Will Brexit Make Me Less Free?

Don't you just love it when you pop out for a quick coffee and end up meeting people that are so interesting that you...

Reuse, not recycle

Yesterday I broke my chisel for my Bosch that I have been using to cut the rock to create more space in our bedroom... Which...

Axarquia Rugby beat the British Army!

Club win the triangular tournament in front of the biggest crowd ever seen at the Velez-Malaga stadium

‘Wilful damage’

HAPPY new year to you ALL! It's around a month now since the 8 December edition of the BBC's Question Time from Maidenhead. You can catch...

Iberia United?

Bartie thinks the economic crisis could be just the excuse for Spain to buy Portugal

Humid not hot!

If the mosquitoes haven't gotten to you this summer, then the heat will have

A New Wife in the Sun: Episode 19 – Much Ado About Blogging

I'm sat in front of the silent laptop, fingers hovering expectantly over the keys, willing the phrases I...

Maximilian Bartie

Our resident columnist, formerly of Royal Tunbridge Wells, puts the world to rights

ASK GRANNY: Fully Satisfying Summer Days: Learn Something New

One of the best ways to brighten up our days is to set a new goal—get inspired to try something new and do it....

Richard Alexander: FATCA…You what?!

Richard Alexander discusses new US tax compliance legislation, and how it could affect you

My Top 10 places to visit in Andalucía

Which are your top 10 places to visit in Andalucía?

Taste of India comes to Ronda

An evening of entertainment and Indian food which, the organisers claim, will fill our hearts with an unforgettable experience

Gagging for it

Bartie questions what is driving the rush to take out super injunctions

Psychopathic Mums

It is possibly quite difficult to imagine that some mothers can actually be psychopathic, but as with...

So, I think you should move to Malaga too!

Malaga is such a great city to relax and keep busy at the same time, you can visit the tapas bars then head over to the beach for a few hours, then back to the centre to do the cultural side of things

It’s all in the translation

Por favor, una horca,” I ask the señora in the hardware store. She looks horrified. I make digging motions to indicate I need a garden fork. She looks relieved, and says there are none in stock. On looking up the Spanish for ‘horca’, I discover I’d asked for a gallows

The power of flamenco

Flamenco hammered itself into Charlotte's heart and soul in one evening

Get in the swing…

Joining the Spanish golf federation can be a great way of playing some cheap golf in Spain

What’s in a name?

Big Basura Day and interior design decisions for Montejaque's Carolyn Emmett

The house that Paco built!

Bad winters expose the frailties of building methods in Andalucía

Calling all rugby fans!

Axarquia Colts take on the formidable Marbella team at Velez-Malaga on Saturday, 7 January 2012