Thursday, October 21, 2021

John Woodhead’s Almería Almanac

Blog, fog and smog

The Fog Index (or Gunning Fog Index) is a measure of how readable a piece of text is

Get in the swing…

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

Spring comes to Almerimar – but no green shoots of recovery?

Hopefully the overnight temperatures will continue to rise and the summer growing grass on our golf course will start to flourish again. However, perhaps these are the only green shoots we will see this year?

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?

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

Almerimar Burns Night

It is great that an old Scottish poet can bring together such a variety of people for a fun evening together

Tasty! Spinach and feta quiche with porridge base

A firm favourite in the Woodhead household

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

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

Christmas golf in Spain

John Woodhead loves playing the game in the winter sunshine

Earthquakes in Almería

The earth moves for John Woodhead in Almerimar

El Cable Inglés, mines and railways in Almería

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

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

Tasty treats in Almerimar

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

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

Getting into the swing of things in Almerimar

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

Almería’s Spaghetti Westerns and theme parks

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

Spanish local elections: The foreign vote?

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

Christmas 2010 – normal service has been resumed

The forecast is good as John Woodhead enjoys Christmas in Almería

Los Millares – Copper Age man in Almería

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

Technology woes?

John Woodhead ponders how much he relies on technology

Treasure hunts strike gold for charity

Aldeas Infantile SOS charity, which has a 'village' in Granada, benefits from Almerimar Treasure Hunts

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

La Isleta del Moro, Almería

John Woodhead travels some of the back roads of southern Spain

Long drive to bodega for golfers

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

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




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