Monthly Archives: October 2012

Choices, choices!

I was quite surprised when the car ‘pinged’ at me on the turn of the key first thing this morning. Not the ping of another BMW problem, but the ‘ping’ accompanied by a ‘zero degrees centigrade’ readout on the dashboard. I’m in … Continue reading

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Winter’s coming

I’ve been accused of bringing the English weather with me as Saturday saw plummeting temperatures and steady rain for most of the day. While I’ve been mentioned in the same breath as the word ‘witch’, I think that my punishment … Continue reading

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The rude awakening and the wooden Grand Prix

My rude awakening by the piercing shrill of the Spanish mobile phone (I must change the ring tone), at the unearthly hour of 9am, was instigated by Facundo; calling off this mornings planned trip to look at sanitary-ware as he … Continue reading

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Back ‘In Country’

I am back ‘in country’ and it is an absolute delight. At tea-time last night it was twenty-five degrees and today is definitely t-shirt weather. The ‘tyre punctured’ message on the dashboard on the A42 to Birmingham on my way … Continue reading

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Making a list, checking it twice

There is a lot to remember for next Tuesday, the day I set off for Portsmouth via the wood burner shop south of Birmingham, for my ultimate destination in Galicia. The only way I have any chance of remembering is to make … Continue reading

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