Tuesday, September 21, 2021

John Woodhead’s Almería Almanac

Canadian Rummy, Tuesday Golf and Eric McMordie

What do they have in common? My natural inclination would be to say that there is nothing to connect these three things

Long drive to bodega for golfers

Finca Onegar - a great day trip to a bodega in the province of Almeria

Fairplay for great customer service

One of the things that bugs me a great deal is poor customer service - so it's good to be able to praise a business for great service

Almerimar treasure hunts

The event will take place on Saturday, 29 October with proceeds in aid of Francis House - a children's hospice near Manchester

Golf – it has taken over the last 17 years of my life!

When we were choosing somewhere to move to in Spain one of the criteria high on the list was we would have to be close to a golf course that we enjoyed playing

Tech Review: USB 3G pay as you go modem in Spain

Spend periods of time in your home country and Spain? What's the best option to get internet access at a reasonable price while you are here?

El Ejido has a new mayor

But will it make a difference?

Mossies – the bane of Jacqui’s life

John Woodhead discovers why mosquitoes make a beeline for some people

La Isleta del Moro, Almería

John Woodhead travels some of the back roads of southern Spain

Spanish local elections: The foreign vote?

Spanish local elections are due to take place on 22 May 2011

Prospecting for oil off the Almería, Granada and Málaga coast

Searching for oil and gas has been welcomed by both the Ministry of Industry and the Junta de Andalucía

Tasty treats in Almerimar

Penne Amatriciana, aka Mimmo's pasta and pizza for dessert!

Getting into the swing of things in Almerimar

A new golf society is born in Almeria - with a launch scheduled for June 1

Wind and kitesurfing in Almerimar

The current world windsurfing champion, Víctor Fernández lives in Almerimar

Tasty! Spinach and feta quiche with porridge base

A firm favourite in the Woodhead household

El Cable Inglés, mines and railways in Almería

John Woodhead takes look at mining and railways in the Almería province

Christmas 2010 – normal service has been resumed

The forecast is good as John Woodhead enjoys Christmas in Almería

Wine festival – Láujar de Andarax

John Woodhead recollects a fantastic day out in the Alpujarras

Christmas golf in Spain

John Woodhead loves playing the game in the winter sunshine

Technology woes?

John Woodhead ponders how much he relies on technology

Almería’s Spaghetti Westerns and theme parks

Fancy a day out in Almería? Why not take a trip to a Western-based theme park?

Los Millares – Copper Age man in Almería

John Woodhead takes a look at the archaeological site near Santa Fe de Mondújar

Hexadecimal – it all adds up

The hexadecimal (base 16) system of counting and why you see strange mixtures of the numbers 0-9 and the letters A-F when you are dealing with computers

Almería’s greenhouses: What goes on inside…

John Woodhead takes a look inside the plastic greenhouses that play a big part in the economy of Almería and Andalucía

Vélez Blanco, the Indalo and the Chaman (Brujo)

John Woodhead explores the cave paintings at Cueva de los Letreros

Bits, bytes and binary

It bugs me when people don't understand the difference between bits and bytes. It is even worse when it is Telefonica sales people who are trying to sell me a faster megabyte per second broadband service. This is because the service is actually measured in megabits per second

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