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Spanish Shilling
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  • Coronavirus: What the Horses Don't Know. 13 hours ago It must be a hard time for those who are currently trapped in a small apartment. A couple of rooms, and someone always on the family computer playing games. The cat ('I told you, we should have got a dog') scratches itself fitfully waiting for what turns out to be the last tin of Whiskas. The beer...
  • The great Polansky 5 days ago ‘Hello Lenox. Listen, I’ve just heard that poor old Ric is dead’. It’s Pedro del Puntazo on the line. We talk a little as we remember Polansky, a giant among the Mojácar foreigners.Ric Polansky came to the pueblo from Mason City, Iowa, in the late 1960s. His brother Paul had invited him...
  • Charles Baxter 1 week ago Charles Baxter had been living in Mojácar since around the time we arrived, in 1966. He had a house in the valley near ours (that's our place in the picture, at the foot of Old Mojácar). He was the doyen of society in Mojácar, being both an obscure American TV actor and gay.From his valley home,...
  • Apocalypse Now 2 weeks ago My first end-of-the world experience was a novel read at the tender age of twelve: John Wyndham's 'Day of the Triffids'. You may remember it - three-legged plants which could up-root themselves and stumble aggressively across the landscape. They were equipped with enormous whip-like stings and the...
  • The Roundheads and the Cavaliers. 4 weeks ago It's no secret that I harbour a strong dislike of the newspaper now known as The Euro Weekly (or 'The Weenie' to its detractors). The paper, which started out (both numerically and historically) as The Entertainer, took over its new name in April 2002, three years after it was 'purchased' from me....

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Barbara
07:19 AM January 10, 2013

Long-time blog written by someone who really knows (and likes) Spain. Humorous and informative

Geoff Barlow
20:45 PM September 23, 2014

Always worth reading. Interesting, informative and often uplifting.

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