Sunday, September 27, 2020

The good, the bad and the downright ugly

Giles Brown gives his insight into the month's happenings

Are the boom days of work freebies finally returning?

I used to get showered with all sorts of freebies and goodie bags

Russian invasion

Ah, springtime at last – sunlight, flowers in bloom and… brawling fishermen

Brexit fever

On a mission to round up British votes for the EU referendum

The Tories’ victory has Remainer in Spain Giles Brown battling trolls and stockpiling for the Brexit apocalypse

Spanish citizenship might be tricky and I’m loathe to get a green card by an arranged marriage in Lepe

Holiday haze

Mince pies in hand, the Christmas No Man’s Land period is a weird and wonderful time of the year

Loud and Clear!

Believe it or not, in this issue's column Giles is giving fashion hints...

You’ve come a long way, Baby

Giles Brown takes a look back on 30 years on the Costa del Sol

How Spain’s coronavirus is both a geek heaven and a harsh reality writes Giles Brown

And thus it came to pass that the Geek did, indeed, inherit the Earth

Glitz, glamour and a seething Ronnie Corbett – Giles Brown chronicles his misspent youth as Marbella’s Puerto Banus turns...

YOU can easily dismiss ‘The Port’ as full of the wannabes, the It girls, and the has-beens as well as the brash,...

Giles Brown rubs shoulders with the descendants of Malaga’s maestro Pablo Picasso

IN my so far rather colourful journalistic career, I've had the opportunity to interview the good – Rik Mayall was as brilliantly funny as...

Tips on how to embrace your mid-life crisis in Spain

Perhaps it is the fact that, when I’m running down the Spanish Top Ten on my breakfast show, I can recognize only about three of the artists – and wonder where the vowels went with the rest of them (The Weeknd, SZA etc.).

More Yoda than yoga

Giles Brown's first experience of hot yoga...

Never mind the molluscs

The Zebra Mussel is the least of your worries this autumn, reveals Giles Brown

As Spain shut down for the festive period, the Hacienda still had a last-minute gift for Giles Brown

The noble men and women of Hacienda and Social Security who, in a pincer movement of ruthless efficiency and deadly timing that would have made the Duke of Wellington proud, ransacked my bank

COVID-19: The wrong camera angle on your Zoom call could leave you looking like Jabba the Hutt and don’t...

THERE seem to be several ways of dealing with the current coronavirus crisis. One option – sadly is no...

Too sexy for my shirt…

Giles Brown has 50 shades of fun

Ever get that uneasy feeling that environment might be out to get you?

Certain species have decided to take matters into their own hands

The Return of The Godfather: My take on responsible parenting, Costa del Sol style

I will have to admit that with a CV like mine, Godfather does seem an unlikely role for me but I can only assume that Ozzy Osbourne was busy biting the heads of bats that day, and so at some point in the early 90s the parents chose me

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...

Christmas is time of hyperactive traditions with a little Russel Brand thrown in

It really is a case of pouring an extra strong cup of coffee, lining up a selection of Christmas classics and sitting back and enjoying the show.

MC Hammered – trying something new every day

Giles breaks down the feelings of introducing the George Benson, Michael Bolton and Pink Purple Zepp Fest concerts.

WINTER IS COMING: So you better wrap up or face the cold

It even snowed on the beach in Barcelona and I’m surprised that Carles Puigdemont didn’t blame that as some sort of underhand tactic by Madrid, ‘freezing out’ an independent Catalunya.
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