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Disaster

MY culinary skills, or the lack of them, is legend. I rely heavily on the microwave, a huge silver beast known as The Empress,...

Not always right

WE learn through life that some opinions are right and true, and some are disproved by the relentless march of time. As a child...

The dark side of the moon #2

THE English speaker had grasped the bones of the situation - we had a fire in the campo, and we wanted the Bomberos. ‘Where...

The dark side of the moon

OUR doorbell had decided to work, so I noticed that someone wished to speak to us. As the doorbell had made a special effort, and...

Prevention better than cure

AT a guess I would say that most health problems are self-inflicted. I too am guilty for I was once a heavy smoker, I...

Not sorted

I’M not good with numbers - they jump about, change places, turn themselves upside down or the wrong way round, indeed anything to confuse...

Chit-chat not cheat-chat

BANTER is a charming yet misunderstood term. The reason for the confusion is because it appears to be a peculiarly Irish trait. It is the Blarney...

When redcoats were popular

FLIPPING through a collection of pre-war photographs I was struck by changes that have since taken place. About 1925, a young man named Billy...

If you’ve got it flaunt it

ONGOING debate about the distraction of social media and television has much merit. But, it is our weakness if such takes up too much...

It was Christmas day in the workhouse

IT is said that the power of the pen is mightier than the sword and it is true. John Barleycorn, the Jack London novel, had...

Rising above the wreckage

144 years ago a major disaster occurred mid Atlantic, when the Ville du Havre en route from New York to Britain collided with another...

What? Again! #2

WE were running out of options; Nick and I had driven up or down, in some cases both, every road in Lorca without finding the...

Advent Pause for Thought

“Anything that can go wrong, probably will go wrong at the worst possible moment.”  And the truth of “Murphy’s Law”, to use its polite...

A fate worse than death

I have little to fear if after mortal death I need to answer for my sins, which are few and far between. However, I...
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