Author Archives: Paul

Self-appointed Water Monitor

For a short while I’d been milk monitor at school. I didn’t like the school milk as it was healthier than chocolate, so cold in winter that it numbed your mouth and hurt your teeth, and so warm in the … Continue reading

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Single Handedly Ending The Spanish ‘Crisis’

We’d planned to go to the stone masons near Mondoñedo on several occasions and on one occasion had even got part way there before turning back. We were interested in a couple of things; an old stone trough to go … Continue reading

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Getting Back In The Saddle

I’ve sat down to write a new blog entry on many occasions since my homeland voted to leave the European Union. Sometimes I’ve managed a few paragraphs, other times just a few words, and it has always inevitably led me … Continue reading

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Fools Gold

Since the day we first bought the house we’ve been told, nay assured, that it contained a small fortune in buried treasure. The onset of the recent works means that the local gossip has reached fever pitch with neighbours we’ve … Continue reading

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Ankle Deep in Sand

Tomorrow, the 17th May, is a local holiday, the Galician Day of Letters. With a Tuesday being a day off, there is obviously no point in working on a Monday, so we got a text from the builder last night … Continue reading

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