Thursday, October 29, 2020

ASK GRANNY: Change of Plan? Camping, Glamping or Caravanning This Summer

If your local regulations allow it, and you aren’t able to leave your country without being ‘blocked’ on your return, you and your family...

The Last Day: 24th July

In Remember Me (2019) Bruce Dern fakes Alzheimer’s to get into a residence where an old flame is...

Oliver’s Army (and Patton’s Too) 21st July Urbasa

All-focus Urbasa is an open, green space in the north of Navarre, where many film makers have taken...

The Good, the Bad and the Thelma July 20th

Finally we realised an old ambition, to visit the Sad Hill cemetery, where the final shoot-out takes place...

19th July Ampudia and El Cid (1961)

In the Samuel Bronston epic El Cid fights for a Spain in which Moors and Christians can fight...

ASK GRANNY: Patience, Avid Cruisers, Smooth Sailing Ahead

The global pandemic put a sudden stop to cruising around the world on April 9, 2020. On that date the Center for Disease Control...

ASTURIAS, My Country: 14-17th July

The church of Niembro has been used for many Spanish films and two English language films, and its location on the ría...

DEAR JENNIFER: Do I need to get the new TIE residency card?

Many of you will have heard of the TIE card (Tarjeta de Identidad de extranjero), whilst many of you won't have.

Cantabria Can: 13th July

As I was saying, the owner of the hotel in Las Fraguas gave us some good information, and...

The Others (2001): Us and Them July 12th

It’s not unusual that a film by one of Spain’s top directors, Alejandro Almenábar, should be filmed in Spain; what is unusual...

July 11th: Stewart Granger and Serious Sausage

Fine Gold (1989) is a strange film, and one aimed at showcasing Rioja wine more than anything else, although it does include...

Are tourists ‘too little, too late’ for hospitality industry in Spain’s Mallorca?

OK so Spain has navigated Storm Corona pretty well, but what will the ravaged business landscape look like afterwards? 

ASK GRANNY: Finding the Best How-to Book for Your New Project

So you want to learn a new skill or you want to do a home improvement project. Where do you begin? In this day...

July 10th: The King and I

I’m not especially hostile to monarchy per se, but when King Felipe VI’s visit to Haro coincided with mine, it was inevitable...

July 9th: Terminator Versus Bambi

Today was a white line day; hundreds of kilometres on the road and not much to show for it, unless you consider...

Thelma and Louise on the road (finally!) 8th July 2020

Thelma arrived at an unusually deserted Alicante airport and we were off on the road to Cuenca for the first day of...

ASK GRANNY: Does It Really Make a Difference if They Read This Summer? Let Me Count the Ways

Summertime has come both kids and parents need a break from online learning. The kids need to run and play and swim. They need...

A Tale of Two Pueblos

“During my 40 years in Spain, I have always found that the best thing about this country are its villages (pueblos) and...

ASK GRANNY: Spruce up Your Grandkids’ Bedrooms

Want to have some fun? Get permission from your children to help spruce up your grandchild’s bedroom. Spend a little time dreaming with your...

Terenia Taras celebrates lockdown liberation in Spain’s Mallorca with a blow-out and a blast of George Michael

HAIR, pink rosé and Burrata cheese: they were the three things I was most looking forward to after nine weeks of lockdown. 

ASK GRANNY: Less Clutter = Less Stress

2020 has been a stressful year and we’re only half way through it. But most of us would also agree that with the stress...

ASK GRANNY: When is Father’s Day? Gifts for Guys

Whether it’s Father’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions, we love to find the perfect gift for our guys. And, who wants to give...

After nine weeks locked down in Britain away from her new life in Spain’s Mallorca, it’s good to be...

I HAVE never been so happy to walk through an airport arrivals door as I was after returning to Mallorca at the...

WATCH: Cala Pi, one of the most stunning coves in Mallorca

My name is Ruairidh Mason (pronounced 'Roo-ray'), from Scotland, but currently based in Mallorca, Spain. In this Mallorca vlog, and in the other features...

ASK GRANNY: Time for a Road Trip – Kids in the Car

As summer nears, many of us are contemplating road trips to wonderful places. Road trips are fun. Road trips are exciting, but…how to entertain...

Doctor Zhivago: from Siberia to Soria

Arnold Schwarzenegger first came to our attention as Conan the Barbarian, a film made in 1981 in various parts of Spain. Decades...
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