Friday, November 22, 2019

A trip to the hospital in Spain has turned Giles Brown into a bookworm with six pack abs and...

Spraining an ankle is not a training programme that I would recommend, but there is an upside!

After J-Lo banned the media from a gig in Spain last month, Marbella veteran Giles Brown explores the changing...

All the modern celebrity has to do is appear in a reality TV show to ensure his or her 15 minutes of fame

It’s the essentials you really miss when Spain closes for August, writes Giles Brown

When you have the sort of luck with cars that I have, that makes this month more than a little nervy

LOOK OF LUX: Giles Brown is an expert at picking out a face in a crowd, even in Spain’s...

“Basically, one of the things that attracts mosquitoes is if you are sexually active,” she said, looking straight at me

Giles Brown is more Christopher Biggins than Christopher Reeve as he learns to fly in southern Spain

While I didn’t soar like Superman, I didn’t bounce off the bottom of the wind tunnel in a crumpled heap

OPEN SEASON: Giles Brown puts up many a guest at his place, but draws the line at garden yurts

As one American guest, who didn’t stay long, famously remarked, ‘You see kids? This is what happens when a man lives alone’

I have never felt more proud of my Burlesque-dancing goddaughter, writes Giles Brown

As part of her Burlesque act, Ziggy uses a chair, but we discovered to our horror that none of the chairs at the venue would suffice

Summer on the Costa del Sol may have to be spent indoors to avoid beach hut blazes and killer...

If you do own a beach club in Marbella, you are probably in the mood for celebrating that it is still standing

Giles Brown thought he had left his brushes with the law back in the 1980s

One of the good things about being over a certain age, however, is that you don't tend to attract police attention

An idyllic cottage by the lake in Andalucia gave Giles Brown a bit more than he bargained for

'Lock your doors and windows', advised the Guardia Civil, 'there are desperate Italians on the loose'

Loud and Clear: The Costa del Sol Boar Wars have begun says Giles Brown

British expat Giles Brown is gearing up for the boar wars

PROTEST WITH NO BULL: Why new year is the perfect time to campaign for change on the Costa del...

It’s new year, new me in more than one way as Giles Brown heads to his first ever protest

Giles Brown is stuck in ‘festive no man’s land’

Giles Brown CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve made it through to another year, as well as getting through that testing time...

What NOT to do at your office Christmas party in Spain

As the work Christmas party season is upon us, Giles Brown looks back at some of his most (unfortunately) memorable bashes

Guests got more than they bargained for at Gibraltar’s Fawlty Towers dinner

As a Fawlty Towers dinner event comes to the Rock, Giles Brown recalls other not-so savoury meals

EXCLUSIVE : the Olive Press has Breakfast with Berkoff

Giles Brown meets his theatre hero and comes over all starstruck

When it rains…

It’s been another quiet week for our man in Marbella

We’ve survived another mad Marbella summer

CONGRATULATIONS! You survived another summer season on the Coast. While it seemed to be a little less frenzied and frantic than previous summers, there...

AUGUST ANGST: Summer in southern Spain presents some interesting challenges

Well, summer has finally arrived. By the time you have this article in your hot little hands – quite literally  - it’ll be the...

TOUR DE FARCE: Last Monday was my final straw with the cyclists

GRANTED most Monday mornings can prove to be the last straw, especially when I am running late, again, for my radio show and only...

Football Crazy!

World Cup fever is here and there’s nothing you can do about it

Oh, Ambassador… you are spoiling us!

The Madrid event was certainly one to remember...

Giles Brown recalls his 1980s run-in with the Costa del Crime

AFTER the shocking San Pedro slaying of a suspected drug lord earlier this month, it seems Marbella could be heading back to the dark...
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