Monthly Archives: November 2012

Rural reminders

Although you are surrounded by beautiful countryside in both places, it is often easy to forget that life in Galicia and Asturias is somewhat different to that in the Pennines, however rural we may think we are in Holmfirth. I’ve had … Continue reading

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That’s what I call service

After receiving a phone call from José at the timber yard to tell me that the wood for my cabazo was ready for collection, Neil agreed to act as transport and his aged 4×4 was pressed into service. Collecting the … Continue reading

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How to make your bathroom a tiny bit bigger

Last year, when we were doing the initial works on the barn, one of Facundos’ men was the singularly most miserable person that I’d come across in Galicia. Roma, a migrant worker from the Ukraine, was always leaden-faced, uncommunicative and … Continue reading

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A good day for a list

It’s a while since I’ve done a list and today it feels right to do so for it has been quite a frustrating day. I was awoken by the shrill tones of my Spanish mobile phone, for which I have … Continue reading

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Bad parking, the long drive, and a plate of fried fish

I have a friend back home who provides a public service by photographing badly parked cars and submitting the images to a website, with a particularly vulgar name, to out the offenders and subject them to public humiliation. He’d have … Continue reading

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