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So – Sarah Porter – What can I say?

It’s true that the day after you get bad news is a little bit easier. Just a little, though. Memories have been flashing in my mind all day yesterday and … Continue reading

August 15, 2018 · 23 Comments

LET THE FUN BE-GIN!!! Until it ends.

Summer girls have come and gone. We had a glorious time as we do every year. They went exploring this year in a way they hadn’t done before. They say … Continue reading

August 14, 2018 · 10 Comments

Corruption-fest 2016

The Noos case began today. Despite a plethora of pre-trial motions the charges against Princess Cristina were not dismissed. Also in Spain, the Taula case is taking shape. It involves 30 … Continue reading

February 9, 2016 · 10 Comments

The Blue Jasmine Doctrine

Yesterday El Pais live streamed the pre-trial motions in the Noos case and I watched most of it. I’m not sure why I find it so interesting, I suppose it just represents a … Continue reading

January 12, 2016 · 12 Comments

Lunch at the Grand Balcon

Sunday we went to lunch at the Grand Balcon. It’s been open for over 100 years. The back of the wine list is an amusing page of little notes and … Continue reading

December 29, 2015 · 19 Comments

UK growth revised downwards. Spanish stocks fall. Oil & gold at record lows.

And there are more floods in Britain. That’s what I get for reading the news every morning. Oh, and a British muslim family was not allowed to board an aeroplane … Continue reading

December 23, 2015 · 22 Comments

The head spinning Spanish election results

Spanish politics are in chaos! Hurray! There was no absolute majority for any party. Forming a government won’t be easy for any of them. On the right are the PP … Continue reading

December 21, 2015 · 4 Comments

Harsh, but – No more Dukes of Palma.

In tomorrow’s BOE, there will appear the news that the title of Duchess of Palma is revoked from the Infanta (Princess) Cristina of Spain. Felipe VI has very high standards. … Continue reading

June 11, 2015 · 12 Comments

No time for fear, but still-

We were invited to dinner last night. It was lovely. Everything was beautiful, everyone amusing, the food was superb. Today the weather was glorious, 18 degrees and sun. Now the moon … Continue reading

December 6, 2014 · 8 Comments

Countdown Mode

Finished packing books and cd’s. Mike actually did the bulk of it before he left. We still have to do the more fragile crystal and porcelain table lamps. There’s also … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · 12 Comments

Here we go!

Mike has picked up the new car in Barcelona and is now in Alicante having the seats re-upholstered in black leather. He’ll be back Wednesday evening- and then there’s still packing … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · 25 Comments