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Surrendering to The Seasons of Life

I have been grieving the comforts of my home in Australia this past month. I know it’s crazy right? I am in France! A place that represents my ‘personal legend’ (as in Paulo Coelho’s novel ‘The Alchemist’). It’s taken me 43 years to get here and yet part of me feels disappointed. Why is that […]

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Memory Lane – Maragall, Barcelona

After disembarking from the AVE in Barcelona and picking up our hire car, Jon and I drove over to the suburb of Maragall for a trip down memory lane. As a young boy of 6 years Jon was sent to Spain under doctors orders due to his asthma condition. He lived in Plaza Maragall close […]

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Feliz cumpleaños Jon!

Last week was a big milestone birthday for mi vida Jon. Cyril and I took Jon out for breakfast and in the evening we went into Sevilla city for some drinks and tapas . . . starting at Hotel Alfonzo XIII and finishing in Triana. A few days later Jon and I flew to the […]

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Sunday Roast Traditions

Sunday Roast is BIG business here in the UK. Families frequently gather with their children, parents, nan’s & pop’s, uncles & aunties and cousins for a pub lunch or home cooked roast. This Sunday it was a home cooked roast pork for the Gardner Clan. Preparations started at 11.30am. Potatoes and carrots were peeled, pork […]

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