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 25 years. I hope you enjoy the blog. Disfruta!
Before you read this post I just want to say it is dedicated to Rod Younger of Books4Spain who died suddenly last weekend. A fellow lover of Spain he had an avid interest in Spanish history and especially the Civil … Continue reading →
The hooded man walked towards me looking through the eyelets in his hood. The glint in his eye was easy to make out but was he looking at me? It was slightly disturbing not being able to make direct eye … Continue reading →
It has not happened through skilful or conscious planning but sort of over the years we have accumulated a certain amount of special places in the southeast quarter of Spain which we visit annually or bi-annually or sometimes more. These … Continue reading →
Putting one foot in front of the other is something we all do naturally. In its repetitive form it is,of course, called walking.Since times long gone we as a race have been able to walk upright and indeed our mobility … Continue reading →
I know at Christmas time one should be excited by family reunions,the birth of Jesus, presents, by Father Christmas, and in Spain by the Three Kings who bring presents on 6th Jan but I have a secret that I am … Continue reading →
I first visited Cehegin in the northwest of Murcia some thirty years ago and was amazed to discover that it is situated in the midst of lofty pine forested mountains. Like most people I associated Murcia with a touristy coastline and flat sunbaked agricultural land that yields endless lorries of fresh produce year round. So it was surprising to see not only high mountains but snow which for some reason I did not relate to this part of Spain. And little did I know that my family and I were to visit this town for the next 30 years at least a couple times a year. Continue reading →