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!
Most of you Spain loving readers will know that the name Spain is derived from the Roman “Hispania”.. Where this apparently non-latin name came from is subject to discussion but one theory is that it was derived from the Phoenician … Continue reading →
The outdoors is one of my great passions and another one is walking which is good as I can combine both! It would drive Julia crazy if I did my walking indoors. Over the years I have walked many parts … Continue reading →
I am alone. The only sounds are the gurgling of the river and the occasional birdsong from nearby bushes and trees. The river here is in deep shade and is almost dark green in colour. This contrasts starkly with … Continue reading →
Deep in a dark,thick mountain pine forest you get that sort of silence that only nature can produce. The pine needle carpet and the closely growing pine trees prevent light and sound from invading the depths of the silent pinewooded … Continue reading →
The idea of moving sheep(or cows) to greener pastures for better grazing is a concept that has been among shepherds the world over for thousands of years but here in Spain the “transhumancia”(the moving of sheep from one pasture grazing … Continue reading →
Silent footsteps on the sandy path remind me of some kind of spooky night time adventure as I make my way through the darkness following the footpath by the moonlight. I glance at the purply pink hue on the horizon … Continue reading →
One of the things that I most love about Spain is its nature (especially its amazing mountains).The network of national parks is brilliant but all over the country there are vast tracts of wild mountains and forests which are home … Continue reading →