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!
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 →
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 →
It is one of life’s mysteries that we sometimes dont see things even when they are right in front of our noses or we travel to ridiculously far away places to explore when we dont even know the hills behind … 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 →
It is a fact that all the great Anglo-Saxon writers who have written about Spain whether it be Gerald Brenan, Laurie Lee,George Orwell, Jan Morris or VS Pritchett all found Spain a land of contrasts. And who I am to … Continue reading →
Blue skies, nice temperatures and spring are things all associated with one of the biggest and most exciting of the Spanish fiestas. The Fallas in Valencia are many things but it is the actual amazing two storey high statues that … Continue reading →