Monthly Archives: February 2014

Noddy men

As one approaches the cabin our hill looms up in front and you can either go to the left or right.  The somewhat rocky footpath to the right will take you on a scenic trek all around the side of … Continue reading

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Mighty oaks from little acorns grow

Everywhere you go in Spain you cannot fail to notice the gnarled, twisted grey-leaved holms or holly oaks (quercus ilex), occasionally on their own, more usually in small copses or even larger forests in protected areas.  The Spanish know it … Continue reading

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Living for the day

This is what greeted me this morning at eight.  Over the years here I’ve seen finer cigar-shaped clouds masquerading as UFOs, but this one is still worthy of inclusion.  How I love being so high up and having a panoply … Continue reading

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Boar or bulbs?

19 February 2014 I’ve long since learned that at this time of the year when you get skies like this during the day, and an evening that looks like this, then watch out; you’re in for a very windy night. … Continue reading

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Testicle trees

We love avocados, especially as we have a mostly vegetarian diet and they provide so much goodness.  But unless you can get hold of  a local supply, or manage to swipe one off a tree as you pass by in … Continue reading

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Who stuck the sticker?

This may look like an insignificant sticker on the windscreen but to us it represents a total outlay of 1,200 euro and legal motoring for one whole year! Yes, on Thursday, after some preparatory work last week by Honest John, … Continue reading

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No way José!

A few days ago, under cover of a particularly stubborn fog blanket it was an ideal opportunity to get rid of all of the cuttings that had been languishing in a big heap at the bottom of our land for … Continue reading

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