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!
“Amazing, stunning, beautiful, awesome”……..nowadays these words have lost much of their descriptive value as we bloggers/writers(not all!) overuse them to exhausting excess and look for adequate vocab to impress upon our readers the beauty or uniqueness of something we are … 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 have a friend who comes out here to Spain to walk and raptor watch and his favourite expression when out in the wild is:”It’s a harsh paradise,Paddy!”. This is a story about a very harsh paradise.The story of a … Continue reading →
My mother was eight years old when the Spanish Civil War ended. She was taught how to survive during that terrible time of the postwar. She never went to school, she had to go with her father and his working … 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 →
Fan; the name of various instruments for exciting a current of air by agitation of a broad surface. Fans in Spain have been used by the Phoenicians,Greeks,Romans,Muslims, and Christians and they went from being just a big green leaf or … Continue reading →