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Days of rain and mellow fruitfulness

Where I live in southern Spain, autumn is not heralded by the changing colours of leaves on the trees – almost all trees hereabouts are evergreen – pines, olives, avocados and citrus.  Only the almonds lose their leaves in a … Continue reading

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Time to start making plans…

Well, the countdown has begun! Only five weeks until the new adventure starts. I have decided to travel to Madrid by train, which is a little more expensive than flying, but with much less hanging around. I am taking the … Continue reading

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A week of variety

Last week was the start of my new eating regime (not vegan after all, as I am reliable informed that one cannot be a part-time vegan). I had great fun researching interesting recipes for my plant-based diet and have enjoyed … Continue reading

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Local trio join forces for fundraising ‘triathlon’

Actually each of us independently organised our own event, but it just happened that they culminated at the same time…and I couldn’t resist the headline! As you will know, I have recently completed my latest camino walk and whilst I … Continue reading

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A downhill stroll – priceless!

Let’s walk from Frigiliana to Nerja she said. That sounded easy, Nerja is on the coast and Frigiliana is around 7 kms inland and uphill, so I would be a partaking of a relaxing stroll downhill for a couple of … Continue reading

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They’ll see me coming in this…

We’ve had some very stormy weather here the last few days. Yesterday, gale-force winds were whipping around the mountain almost taking control of your movements, pushing you along from behind or almost stopping you in your tracks. There was even … Continue reading

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too close for comfort

Panic is not an emotion we would choose to experience too often and I have had more than my fair share in the last couple of weeks. The first time my pulse started racing was in the early hours of … Continue reading

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