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!
Once again we bring you an interview in our “Talk with Spain” series . This week we interview the entrepreneurs and owners of La Socarrada, a Spanish craft beer which is brewed with rosemary and rosemary honey. All over Spain … Continue reading →
A post from Julia this week: My best job has been being a mother and housewife. I was my own boss. I’ve have learned more, running my family, than in any other work place. For a lot of business women, … Continue reading →
Somewhere in the mists of time , for reasons best known to her, my mother got it into her head that I should learn to ride horses at a very early age. I think it was probably the fact that … Continue reading →
The Borgias (Borjas in Valenciano) in general get a bad press. The first Borgia pope,Calixtus III, although favourable to his family was supposedly a very pious man. Not so the second Pope Alejander VI and his children Jofre,Cesar,Juan and Lucrecia. … Continue reading →
Yesterday we ventured into Xativa to “almorzar”(the consuming of a mid morning sandwich snack accompanied by beer or wine,olives etc,this is very typical in the Valencia area) and to see some traditional dancing. Why was there music and dancing on this … Continue reading →
Xativa is a town in the interior of the province of Valencia, fifty five kilometres southwest of the capital.Both beautiful and interesting,it sits at a geographical and historical crossroads just off the Valencia-Albacete road. Map of area View of Xativa Seo(Minster) It … Continue reading →