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  • Expensive things, road taxes 15 hours ago Cars are fun and we all wanted to get a driving licence and behind the wheel as young’uns. Vroom vroom. They are useful for getting about, racing, picking up girls, doing the shopping, racing, speeding and racing. They cost a lot to buy (unless your parents shelled out) and they are expensive...
  • Mañana Belongs To Me 2 days ago I suppose it was inevitable. Mojácar was bound to change eventually. First it was the arrival of the tour-operators, bringing with them their hordes of customers. The number of local souvenir shops (there may have been one) expanded dramatically and the last time I counted, there were fifty of...
  • We Are Getting Old, My Dear 1 week ago   I was once with my parents in a bar in Tangier. Those were the times when Harold Wilson had decided that travellers were only allowed to take with them £50 per year – a sum which had to be stamped into the back page of their passport by the bank. There was no ferry that particular day, as...
  • A Portrait of Mojácar 2 weeks ago Mojácar used to be a town of around 6,000 people in as far back as 1870. It maintained this number of inhabitants until round about 1900 when, slowly, numbers began to fall, speeding its descent in the 1930s. Through the various local vicissitudes of the drop in the local water-table, the end of...
  • Books 4 weeks ago Most of those who arrive here like to read.We know people who don't, and good luck to them, but as someone says - they only gonna live once, while we will live a thousand lives.The life I'm living at the moment isn't a particularly rewarding one - I'm on the back of a truck, a Hudson Super Six,...

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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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