This is the last day of the holiday so I don’t usually write a blog as we are normally up stupidly early and off to the airport to fly home. However on this occasion we are flying back on a late evening flight so have the luxury of not having to set off for the […]

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Over the course of this holiday I have managed to completely destroy the Spanish language. The salami type sausage called Salchichón. will forever now be known as “Salty John”; the card game “Chinchon” has been rename “Chimmy Changa” and I have starting saying “Chinky-Chinty-Uno” which is, of course, the number 21, or 51 depending on […]

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We decided that we would take the train to Barcelona. The last time we went anywhere near Barca (as the locals and pretentious English men call it) it was a nightmare to drive in. Plus Spain has the lovely fast High Speed trains, so what’s not to like about taking the train. We could get […]

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A regular feature of these holidays is me attempting to keep my religious running regime. By religious I mean that I only do it on a Sunday because I feel I should and even then only do it half heartedly. (Hopefully most readers will see the irony in that last sentence). I tried it in […]

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The weather here has been, to say the least, changeable. Being in the mountains, we do have a bit of a microclimate and the weather can be completely different 2km down the road. When you look at a rain radar map of the area you can see a yellow splodge with a red edge over […]

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Our first real adventure out (other than to the village) was to Montblanc (not to be confused with Mont Blanc. There were no pens or Toblerones here.) It is a beautiful medieval town, which answered yesterday’s question as to whether they had a medieval period here. They did. They have castles and walled cities and […]

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Yesterday I mentioned that we were not overlooked, well we are sort of, by an entire village. The village of el Vilosell is a small medieval village perched atop a hill. I say medieval, I’m not even sure that Spain had a medieval period did it? History was never my strong suit at school. I […]

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I said yesterday that I would fill you in more on our accomodation, so here goes. In the past we have stayed in the various villas such as Villa Wow, Villa Hollywood and Villa Rustica. All lovely, all very different. This one though is something quite different. And we nearly didn’t come here. Earlier in […]

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The next morning, after a bread intensive breakfast, we headed out to the villa. To get out of the car park we had to pull up to a console and go through this familiar routine; lower the window, try an type in a pass code, realise that you have misjudged the distance, move a bit […]

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Hey Blog lovers, we are on holiday again!  Unsurprisingly it’s the usual gang (to be honest they are they only people who would put up with us for 2 weeks) and we are going to a villa in Spain.  Well we know what we like, so why change a winning formula.  For those of you […]

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