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Birth of my laptop Biz

In April 2012 my husband Jon and I departed Australia for a 6-month sabbatical in Spain. Jon was able to continue working his business because it internet based. I had taken ‘leave without pay’ from my job. For the first time in my life I was a housewife and a lady of leisure. I cooked […]

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Day Trip to Portugal

Living so close to the Portuguese border we thought it would be silly not to pop ever there at some point for a little exploration and to sample some authentic Portuguese cuisine. As with most of our adventures I do some research first on Tripadvisor to determine what area to visit and most importantly where […]

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Village Life in Spain

Now that our convoy of visitors to Spain has finished it’s been so good to melt back into village life here in Sanlucar. I’ve been going for walks around our little pueblo (village) in the evenings and along the way observing and learning more about Spanish life. I’m still fascinated with how the Spaniards socialise […]

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San Fermin, Pamplona Bull Run

From the 6th to 14th July every year thousands of people flock to the town of Pamplona for the San Fermín festival, or the Running of The Bulls as it’s more commonly known outside Spain. During the festival the whole town dresses from head to toe in white atire, with red handkerchiefs around their necks, and red […]

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The Kitty System

I want to tell you about this arrangement I’ve come across in España which I call the “Kitty System”.  I came across the Kitty System during the first few days in España at La Feria de Abril. How it works is that everyone in the group you are socialising with deposits an amount of money […]

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