Category Archives: Spain 2018

Art in Malaga

Denise did not have a good night at our hotel last night. The little mini fridge in her room kept whistling at her and was not turn-off-able. She was in a corner room directly opposite the lift and the stairs … Continue reading

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Bus and train

Today was the boring bit of the trip in that it involved mostly travelling. Because of the late leaving of the first mode of transport, we had a few hours in Vejer before leaving. Mirinda then Denise had a stroll … Continue reading

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Veggie day

It’s not that easy to get a plate of vegetables in Spain when dining in restaurants. A salad is generally easy and there’s always potatoes but just a plate of vegetables is not so easy. Denise has discovered this a … Continue reading

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Converging on Vejer

Halloween in Vejer seems to mean that all the kids dress up, roam the streets and perform a sort of pop up dance thing blocking traffic. They also invade restaurants. There doesn’t appear to be a lot of chocolate distribution. … Continue reading

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Flamenc-off

What a difference a day makes! This morning we woke to grey skies, strong winds and lashing rain. Signs all over the hotel insisted we refrain from opening the terrace doors because of the conditions. This greeted me on the … Continue reading

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Looking down on Cadiz

Jesus said to spread his word throughout the world but Cadiz cathedral says you can’t. The place is hardly even a cathedral anymore with an exhibition taking up all the worshipping places. I have no problem with an exhibition and … Continue reading

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Jesus pastries

The parade we spent most of yesterday afternoon expecting finally happened. Rather than skirt our apartment it did manage to pass beneath our small balcony. Like Half Term Mary, it featured a massive tableau, this time with a wobbly Jesus … Continue reading

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Giggling Swedes

Yesterday at the horse show there were these chaps with little trays around their necks (like cinema ice cream sellers) selling long packets of roasted and salted almonds. Then, today as we sat in the plaza near the apartment having … Continue reading

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Princess Vanilla

According to Mirinda I should like ballet if I like performing horses. This would be something of an odd assertion if it were not for the horses we saw today, high stepping and generally prancing about to ballet music. After … Continue reading

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Santa Gabriella

San Bernardo station When a church charges you admission they abrogate any restrictions they want to impose. That is my belief. Take for instance the Cathedral in Jerez. It would appear that it is okay by God to take photos … Continue reading

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