Life in Culebrón

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Life in Culebrón
Life in Culebrón is a very British view of life in a small village in Alicante province, my experience of Spain, of Spaniards and sometimes of the other Britons who live nearby.
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  • Villages and villages 13 hours ago We went up to Castellón for the weekend, the most northerly of the three provinces that make up the Valencian Community. The place we went was called Forcall and we lodged in an old palace. We were there to see a very odd festival where a couple of saints, Anthony and Peter, are harried by demons...
  • 2021 Weather Report for Pinoso 6 days ago Pinoso has a weather station that forms a part of the AEMET network. AEMET is the Spanish Met Office, Agencia Estatal de Meteorología. So far as I know the weather station for AEMET is in the centre of Pinoso, at the Instituto José Marhuenda Prats. I think it's at the school because the bloke...
  • Well, I didn't know that! 1 week ago I've recently been in one of those linguistic slumps where I feel that my Spanish is so deficient that self flagellation seems appropriate. These dark moods are brought on when I come away from some film without having understood the plot or when I've no idea what the people in the queue behind me...
  • Rubbers, crayons and ball points 2 weeks ago I noticed that Marina, the Spanish half of the Notes in Spanish team, used the verb to hoover in one of their videos instead of to vacuum. We Brits do that all the time, use trade names as nouns and verbs: Thermos flasks, Astroturf, App (apparently it's from Apple not application), Cashpoint and...
  • Equivalence 2 weeks ago Often, when we encounter something new, we describe it my comparison to something that we recognise. A turnip?- well, it's a bit like a swede. We Britons living in Spain often use this equivalence for things Spanish. Sometimes the idea is spot on; IVA and VAT, the sales tax, is alike in all but...

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