What do the Spanish make of our Poppy Day?

HOW rapidly time passes as we grow older!  Why Easter seems like only yesterday, and yet October has now passed and Poppy Day already upon us! I...

Recharging the batteries

FRIENDS often find it strange that despite being retired and living in so beautiful a location, we still feel the need to take a holiday each year....

Let’s show true gratitude

WELL the Sol Times certainly aired the key harvest issues of generosity and gratitude earlier this month! As I turned from reading my item about gratitude to the...

Simple expressions that cost nothing

HOW many these days, I wonder, are taught to mind their “Ps” and “Qs”? And how many of us actually remember what that means?  Regularly drummed into me...

Truth and common sense

ONE of the recent forms of ‘cool’ idealism, I am told, is known as Post Modernism, which develops the concepts of political correctness to even stranger and more...

Rebuilding relationships

ONE of the problems of remote living is the need for a preparedness to tackle all manner of practical issues. So, this past week saw the failure...
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