Category Archives: Local Life

A License to Park Wherever You Like

Galicia, we’ve had this little chat before and I’m sure that we’ll have to have it again in the future. Your parking is atrocious, dangerous, illegal, inconsiderate and sometimes plain daft. I suspect that the Spanish get their driving licences … Continue reading

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Falling In Love Again

Liñeiras has a new resident, and I’m desperately in love. She’s twenty-eight years old, of a chalky complexion, some might say she’s a bit of a looker, will go anywhere and do anything, likes to get dirty, is a bit … Continue reading

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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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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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Almost Forced To Remarry For a Bit Of Green Tissue Paper

Apart from football, if there is anything at which the Spanish excel, then it is bureaucracy. Finally, and after just fifteen months of living in Galicia, this morning we finally obtained our ‘green card’ of temporary residence (which is not … Continue reading

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