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Memories of Middlesbrough

My home town is Middlesbrough and I am proud of it. It is not the prettiest town in the world being built on a history of mining, shipbuilding plus steel and chemical works

Up the Boro

It is not a pleasant task supporting the Boro. Your life is full of disappointments punctuated by the occasional joyful moment

Blog, fog and smog

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

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?

Almerimar Burns Night

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

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

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

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

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

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

Get in the swing…

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

Treasure hunts strike gold for charity

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

Our man in Almería

Introducing our new blogger, John Woodhead, who will be providing news about what is happening in Almería and views on aspects of his life here in Spain
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