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!
The first time I saw it was in 1983. I noticed it because it was in the middle of nowhere, on a long stretch of straight road, some way out of Teruel. It was basically a small monument-like affair a … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
There used to be a campaign in the 90s which ran “Teruel existe!” (Teruel exists!). A simple statement that reflected the fact that Teruel as a community felt neglected and off the beaten track, as indeed it was in those days! They … Continue reading →
This is my first entry so it’s history in the making!! Well just to say that this last week I visited Teruel with my wife Julia, having not been there for nearly 20 years and I have to say: WOW! … Continue reading →