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!
We continue with our Talking with Spain series which focuses on personalities from all walks of life in Spain. This week we talked to Edu who is the owner of an excellent wine shop in Xativa, called “Un Vinet? “. His shop … 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 →
As strange as it may sound my Spanish mother in law has never been to school. Between the Civil War and the fact she had to cook for her father and his gang of agricultural labourers from the age of … Continue reading →
In the city of Teruel in the early 13th century, a young man called Diego de Marcilla loved Isabel de Segura as she did he, but her father said he was too poor and gave him five years to become … Continue reading →
We continue with our Talking with Spain series which focuses on personalities from all walks of life in Spain. This week we talked to Leandro who is a butcher. He also happens to be my cuñado(brother-in-law). He owns a market … Continue reading →
I can recall quite clearly the first bar I walked into in Spain. It was in 1978 when hitching round Spain as a teenager. What struck me were much the same aspects that strike most foreigners when they walk into … Continue reading →
The vast majority of the fifty five million visitors who come to Spain each year come to visit the country for the sun and sea or to visit one or more of the big cities. Very few actually go inland … Continue reading →