Whiter than white

Having completed my reading of Henry Sire’s epic treatment of the liberal fascism of pope Bergoglio (the man who some people refer to as Pope Francis but I do not), and completed my three-part book review on these pages, I moved on to other matters and caught up with the concreting job inside the gate of … More Whiter than white

End of the summer

But not the end of the holidays!  Welcome back to the blog, and as the teachers return to school and prepare for the children to return to school tomorrow, I remain here at El Parral on permanent holiday. As it is my first September not returning to work, I was a little apprehensive about it: … More End of the summer

40 degrees in the gravy

None of your healthy Mediterranean cuisine, thank you.  In the 40 degrees Celsius heatwave here, we’ll have tbe usual Sunday roast, thank you. At least the gravy will not go cold. Aitana is sunbathing while everyone else pretends to be busy about nothing in particular.  (A practice they have learned from their Peasant?) The key … More 40 degrees in the gravy

Tortilla de patatas

The Spanish national dish – if there is one based purely on popularity – is tortilla con patatas (Spanish omelette), and it is simply a matter of whisking a few eggs and frying with potato and onion, so what’s the big deal?  The fact is that you take pot luck in any Spanish bar or … More Tortilla de patatas