Asturian Diary

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Asturian Diary
Life between the mountains and the sea (by Asturian Diary)A blog about family life in rural northern Spain, with some rock climbing, surfing and travel adventures thrown in for good measure.
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  • Rolling your 'R's 3 weeks ago Having exhausted the delights of ‘I spy’ and ‘I went to market’, we were passing the time on a long car journey with some ‘trabalenguas'; Spanish tongue twisters. A game certain to challenge and amuse in equal proportions in a car carrying one native speaker (our seven year old son) and...
  • Vida normal 3 months ago ‘Vida normal’. ‘Normal life’ might not sound that exciting but after two months of enforced sitting around, the consultant’s words were music to my ears. That was on Tuesday. By the weekend I was walking down a scree slope with the aid of two walking poles. Normal life means different...
  • Rebooting 4 months ago I type this from my bed, right foot raised on several pillows. A moment’s inattention on unaccustomed high heels and uneven cobblestones turned my foot to the side and left me with a fracture at the base of my 5th metatarsal. Ouch. And arse. Not the start to the new year that I had been […]
  • Winter on the way 5 months ago As seems to be the way, autumn has been glorious here in Asturias and the good weather has persisted right into January. Last Sunday 8th January I made the most of the infinitely clear skies and sunshine and got out with friends for a big hike in the mountains. With 800 metres of ascent and […]
  • Treehouse 6 months ago One of the many things I love about Asturias is that vast swathes of deciduous woodland adorn so much of it. Beautiful to look at, especially in autumn when they put on an extended fiery show, they also provide wondrous places for hiking and great opportunities for foraging. And if you happen to be...

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Fiona Flores Watson
13:23 PM November 05, 2012

I love reading this blog about climbing and camping trips, life in the countryside, and the curious customs of Asturias, which although it's in the same country as where I live, sometimes seems like another world.

Marianne (East Of Málaga)
14:24 PM November 05, 2012

Great insight into this beautiful area of northern Spain. Lovely photos and articles :) I always look forward to what the next post will be about.

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