Monthly Archives: January 2011

A little cat who crept into my bed and stole my heart..

Please excuse this story; it’s a little sad. Towards the end of our first summer here, I was loitering with intent outside my neighbour’s gate. There was a small Bay tree growing out their wall and I was too lazy … Continue reading

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Save us! They’re massing outside the window. Chickens, ¡carallo!

As I sit here, ‘they’ are outside. Feathery backsides up in the air, their lord and cockerel gazing at his reflection in the window, wondering just what that other male is doing staring at him and which one will be … Continue reading

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Righting a wrong, the movie ‘The Ascent’ and just what did the screenwriter David Wiltse think he was doing?

It’s not often that you see something that is so, so wrong. There are movies that are travesties and they have become a bit of a legend. This particular film isn’t a legend or even a particularly good film, but … Continue reading

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A Preguiceira Club outing…

After a summer of late evening walks, I found the late nights getting to me a little. I’m not a night bird as such, I like to be in bed and reading in order to get a good eight or … Continue reading

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The Preguiceiras club

So just what is a preguiceira? Well, it’s Galego for a lazy person. Each summer, since 2009, we ladies who don’t do much, restart the Preguiceiras Club. Ah, 2009, the year my life changed forever. I was visiting my GP … Continue reading

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Things that I miss…

Hah! I’ll bet you were thinking that I was going to write about the usual sort of expat stuff, such as supermarkets and broadband and foodstuffs. Well, there’ll be a touch of this, but in all honesty, I don’t miss … Continue reading

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The Grand Duchess Henrietta Penelope

As we are living an up-to-date version of ‘The Good Life’ here in Galicia, we keep chickens. They are at present eating the bugs in the vegetable patch, supervised by Bertie the Rooster. It’s been a difficult start to 2011, … Continue reading

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