A blog about Spain; its culture, gastronomy and people. Basically I write about my experiences in Spain and try to share the best of this magnificent and varied country with those who have an interest in all things Spanish. Anything from recipes,fiestas,photos,birds of prey,walks,wine,bodegas, meals,mountains and .visits to new places. My name is Paddy Waller and I have lived in Spain for more than 20 years and am married to Julia who is Spanish. I hope you enjoy the blog. Disfruta!
Why are certain challenges so attractive to some and so unattractive to others? We all have our own particular stimulae and tastes in life. I like walking and have always liked reaching a summit,it always feels like a challenge for … Continue reading →
It is one of life’s mysteries that we sometimes dont see things even when they are right in front of our noses or we travel to ridiculously far away places to explore when we dont even know the hills behind … Continue reading →
If you stop and think about the foreign writers who have written and write about Spain the list is quite simply mindbogglingly long and varied. Much too long to list here. Spain is a country steeped in beautiful and truly … Continue reading →
The Borgias (Borjas in Valenciano) in general get a bad press. The first Borgia pope,Calixtus III, although favourable to his family was supposedly a very pious man. Not so the second Pope Alejander VI and his children Jofre,Cesar,Juan and Lucrecia. … Continue reading →
Over my years living here in Spain for some curious reason the Guardia Civil’s path and mine seem to cross quite frequently. Please don’t misunderstand me when I say this. I am not a hardened escaped bank robber from the … Continue reading →