A lot of wind...

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A lot of wind...
Robin is a writer/photographer and an expat in Spain. He blogs about the trials, tribulations and triumphs in Tarifa, Spain!
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  • El Laberinto 4 years ago “We got a new doorbell,” says P. “Did I tell you?” My fork stops dead in the air, half way to my mouth. It’s the best opening line I’ve heard in a while. “No, Mum,” I reply. “You didn’t.” She embarks on an account of it, describing the melody (which I’ve forgotten) and...
  • La Luz 4 years ago In Plaza Mina, any little irregularity in the promenades cups a vestige of the water that a rising sun will soon suck up. Smoother surfaces are smeared with a fine film of it, in sweeps and swathes as if somebody has been at them with a mop. It hasn’t rained. The place has been hosed […]
  • La Paloma Amarilla 4 years ago Like all drunks, we wake up laughing. Then we lie there for a long time, not moving. “I don’t want to move,” says K. “I’ll find out how drunk I still am.” The day presents us with its first demand. It requires a decision of us – breakfast in or out. Out will mean more […]
  • El Fuero Interno 5 years ago It’s bright and on the inside of my sunglasses, the lenses are dappled with droplets of sweat. I am running away from the island I have shared with you, on the straight causeway that connects it to the coast: a brilliant, broiling Atlantic void on my left and the great, grand Strait on my right...
  • Las Instantáneas 5 years ago “The man is out there again”. She means the man who walks his dogs behind our house each day, in the morning or early afternoon. She has told me about him on a number of occasions but for whatever reason I only saw him myself for the first time a few days ago. I stand […]

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  • On Our Way Writing Contest October 2012 The Mirador de San Nicolas will settle in the memory of many visitors to Spain as the emblematic moment of their stay here. At whatever time of day, but especially as night falls on the fortified citadel opposite, you can stand here and take in an...

ExpatsBlog.com Expat Blog Awards 2012: Spain Honourable Mention Award!

This blog won the Honourable Mention Award for best expat blog in Spain!

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Website Reviews » There are 19 reviews on A lot of wind...

16:45 PM October 13, 2012

Robin, I have been enjoying your blog and writings, etc. Keep on keeping on!! Best, Craig

Christopher Gamble
17:47 PM October 13, 2012

Great little blog...inventive, creative and bloody funny with a twist of charm

17:50 PM October 13, 2012

Your blog is not just another blog but full of poerty not to mention fabulous pictures. One of a kind which I always enjoy.

Matthew Hirtes
19:27 PM October 13, 2012

I regularly look forward to your weekly chronicle of your latest shenanigans. For a photographer, you're a darn good writer.

Paddy Waller
19:37 PM October 13, 2012

Not enough stars on your scale for Robin's blog.it's really a 6. I have only been reading it for about seven months but it is highly entertaining..great writng and intelligent and professional looking photos. Great stuff

20:45 PM October 13, 2012

Your blogs are always fanbulously witty and, at the same time, informative - I always enjoy reading them

00:09 AM October 14, 2012

I think this is the best written blog I've come across. Beautiful photos too.

06:30 AM October 14, 2012

Who needs colour photos - this warm, funny blog paints pictures with words and the line drawings add stylish charm. Every post draws you in like a book you can't put down.

10:31 AM October 14, 2012

Always nicely written and definitely a Spain I know and recognise immediately. Keep it up.

Cathy Sweeney
19:31 PM October 14, 2012

Robin is in a class by himself with exceptional storytelling & photography. He's funny, thought-provoking, insightful and full of surprises. So yes, this blog absolutely has what it takes to win!

21:21 PM October 14, 2012

Poetry in words and photos!

10:09 AM October 15, 2012

2 years of beautiful writing and photography - thank you, Robin!

20:00 PM October 25, 2012

Your blog posts always make me smile, Robin - excellent photography too. Really captures the joys and trials of being an expat.

Bláthín O Connor
20:54 PM October 25, 2012

Really lovely writings with a cheeky little quirkiness, which I thoroughly enjoy each and every time!

Michelle Flynn
23:01 PM October 25, 2012

I love this blog, insightful, comical and magical. Stories that make you believe your there and photos that make you wish you were part of them. Xx All excellent need I say more.x

15:33 PM October 26, 2012

Only discovered your blog today. How refreshingly different. Love the photography too! Got yourself a new fan. Elle x

Fiona Flores Watson
13:07 PM November 05, 2012

Robin writes heartfelt, personal, funny stories which show another side of the expat-in-Spain experience. And his photos are prretty good too!

Marianne Elizabeth
09:19 AM November 07, 2012

Alhough I have only recently discovered Robin´s blog, I was immediately drawn in by his warm, personal style of writing, and can recognise many of the amusing tales from my own experiences. Tariffa and the surrounding countryside is an area of Spain not to be overlooked - much like this blog.

Simon Harris
21:54 PM November 07, 2012

I enjoy reading this ... it's intimate voyage of cultural discovery!

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