Tag Archives: Galicia

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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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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World Turned Upside Down….Twice

The difference between rural Galicia and suburban West Yorkshire has been brought into sharp focus over the last three weeks, and our attempts to fit in and become local yokels are being severely tested by a little one kilogram bundle … Continue reading

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The Panic That Strikes When Your Toilet Refuses to Flush

When Amanda turned on the kitchen tap to fill the kettle at 10:30 at night, and all that issued from it was a splutter and air, it had all the hallmarks of one of those Galician sagas that would run and run. Our … Continue reading

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