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OLD HACK IN THE SUN: The bell ringing is the sound of happiness and good cheer

By Benny Davis SOME readers may have read my `retirement´ announcement in a previous Olive Press issue. Nearly 90 now and suffering from cancer, it...

OLD HACK IN THE SUN – Benny Davis with the ramblings of an 80-something expat in Spain

TIME to place my trusty quill pen alongside the nicotine-stained green eye shield and lay them to rest in my grandad’s old roll-top bureau....

OLD HACK IN THE SUN: The 80-something ramblings of a British expat in Spain

I have danced with the Grim Reaper many times during my life and have always remained one step ahead. He is still waiting for the...

OLD HACK IN THE SUN: The ramblings of an 80-something British expat in Spain

AFTER the first couple of years of spicy married life, we decided we needed something else to occupy some of our free time, so...

OLD HACK IN THE SUN: The 80-something ramblings of a British expat in Spain

EVER since I read the Erich von Daniken book, 'Was God an Astronaut?', I have always wondered if aliens really existed, and the recent...

OLD HACK IN THE SUN: Benny Davis with the ramblings of an 80-something expat in Spain

AFTER my column, 'Spurious Seers', was published last month, several readers jokingly suggested I get in line to become the next horoscope seer. Of course,...

OLD HACK IN THE SUN: Benny Davis with the 80-somthing ramblings of an expat in Spain

AGEING is simply an attitude of mind. Think young and you will inherit the flame of eternal youth. Whoever said that, was as bonkers as Boris. As...

OLD HACK IN THE SUN: Benny Davis with the 80-something ramblings of an expat in Spain

THE sign on the fortune teller's tent read, 'Closed due to unforeseen circumstances'. This solidly enhanced my lifelong belief that soothsayers such as Nostradamus, Cassandra,...

OLD HACK IN THE SUN: Benny Davis with the 80-something ramblings of an expat in Spain

Decided to send an email to the Olive Press owner, Jon Clarke, and thank him for allowing this 'Old Hack' to take up valuable...

OLD HACK IN THE SUN: Benny Davis with the 80-something ramblings of a British expat in Spain

VISITORS from the UK will have to quarantine for ten days when returning from their Spanish holidays. So, what's the problem? It used to take...

OLD HACK IN THE SUN: Benny Davis with the 80-something ramblings of an expat in Spain

YOU know you're old when watching TV programmes involving, 'well-known' personalities, and you don't recognise any of them. And to ensure you have no bolt-hole...

OLD HACK IN THE SUN: Benny Davis with the 80-something ramblings of an expat in Spain

To all fellow retired ex-pats. Eat drink and be merry. Enjoy life in this beautiful country we now call home, the last leg of...

OLD HACK IN THE SUN: The ramblings of an 80-something expat

DO you remember the old joke about the boy who wanted to be a train driver, but couldn't because his eyes were too close...

OLD HACK IN THE SUN: Mum’s gone to Ireland!

IN a recent rambling, I reported that life as we know it here in Spain was on the edge of total extinction as we...

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