We are European!

In a small gathering of English, Dutch, Spanish and American friends on Saturday 30 March here at El Parral, we celebrated with paella the day after the much-trumpeted “Brexit” day 29 March, and declared “We are European!” The Brexiters have been confounded – or to put it simply, they have confounded themselves – and it … More We are European!

29 March 2019

Today 29 March was the day that Theresa May repeated more than 100 times was meant to be the day “Britain is leaving the European Union”. Thanks largely to her own monumental incompetence but also to the plain fact that even those supporting it have no idea what Brexit actually means, we are still in … More 29 March 2019

La burra avacada

We have become used to Matilde’s plaintive mooing sound when she expects food.  The cow noises directed at the Peasant seem to say, “Feed me now or I am going to fall over in a faint.” Moo.. oooh.. moooo… The Peasant is never impressed with such Matilde blackmail, and usually laughs as soon as she … More La burra avacada