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  • Filling in the Gaps 1 week ago Imagine, a business running for fifteen years - not a great success maybe, as I had put a million euros into it, but by now, worth quite a bit. It was a weekly free newspaper in English that started in 1985 and ran into three editions - Almería, Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol. Let’s tell...
  • Property Amnesty Finally in Sight 3 weeks ago Those properties bought in good faith (often by Brits) across Andalucía in the early years of this century and later – once the cheques had cleared – to be deemed ‘illegal’ by the Junta de Andalucía have long been a most disgraceful scandal. Leaving aside, for one callous moment, the...
  • The Tips Jar, Because the Piggy Bank Needs a Drink 3 weeks ago I never did make any money from my writing, despite producing many stories about Mojácar and Spain in the past years. Spanish Shilling has been going since January 2006 and Lenox Napier (Spanish politics) since February 2017. I wrote a blog called The Entertainer Online from 2002 to 2017 (when...
  • Ortega Philanthropy 4 weeks ago Amancio Ortega is in the news this week. He has graciously donated heavily to the national health system with 320 million euros in radiotherapy machines (gathering the approval of something called El Diario Patriota here), yet has gathered criticism from Podemos and others for not meeting his...
  • Election Notes 1 month ago The media is on high-manipulation now (for example) as we approach the municipal, regional (except in Andalucía, Galicia, Euskadi, Valencia and Catalonia) and European elections. In local elections, which occupy us most, manipulation at arm’s length is harder, since we (often) know the...

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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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