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Dena – A Sorry Person!

Yesterday, after a frantic morning doing last minute jobs and finishing the quarterly accounts, Keith got to Reus airport for his 4.20pm flight by the skin of his teeth.  On the drive back home, I unavoidably killed a snake that was slithering across the road.  On a fast road with …

The Fancy Dressed Bike Riders!

One of the fun activities each year in the Summer Fiesta of Mora d’Ebre is the fancy- dress communal bike ride!  Back in 2008 we decided to join in and now we can’t stop!  (“We” being me, my neighbour Bev and her sister who often visits for fiesta week) Our …

Theft. Judge for yourself.

I don’t intend to keep this blog live on the site because it’s not a very nice one. But, I’ve had a few friends and family asking me about our recent theft and repeating the story is getting tiresome. Hence, here is the account of what happened.  Are our suspicions …

The Correos and the Stamp!

When you are in a different country to your own you expect that things will be different.  To some extent you come prepared for different language, different food and different culture.  But you know – it’s always the simple things that take you by surprise.  Little everyday things that may …

Missing the Boat

Permit me to let off steam… This morning we were due to go on a sea-bird watching trip. I was hoping to add a significant number of  birds to my 2011 birding year. More than that I was looking forward to a few hours relaxation and calm after a horrible …

It’s Fiesta Time in Mora d’Ebre!

So, you think life in rural Spain is pretty quiet do you? Not much going on? Bit boring perhaps? Well, you’d be surprised! There’s barely a month goes by without some fiesta or celebration going on somewhere. But in the summer  from the smallest village to the major cities  – …