Category Archives: Local Life

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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Our ‘Outdoor’ Cat Kit

This is our ‘outdoor’ cat Kit. She mysteriously arrived in our woodpile on the 1st September last year, just a fortnight after the death of our beloved Bonita. With no real choice, Amanda and I reluctantly agreed to feed her … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Christmas Eve

Dusk had already long since fallen on Christmas Eve. I was outside testing the motion detectors on some new lights I’d installed to give Amanda additional security while I was away in Belfast, standing motionless until they went off and then waving … Continue reading

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Taking the Queens Shilling

My four month absence from the blogosphere has probably passed mostly un-noticed but if you have been logging on regularly to look at the latest instalment from our Galician odyssey then I can only apologise. I promise to try and do … Continue reading

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