Archive for the ‘Spain’ Category

 

Posted on July 14th, 2013 by by admin

Café con hielo: DIY-style

You’d think that ordering an iced coffee would be a simple affair. Café con hielo in Spain comes like this: a double espresso cup of coffee, a long tall glass or a short fat glass with lots of ice, a spoon, and 9,000 bags of sugar. You – not the bar person – stir in […]

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Posted on December 16th, 2012 by by Theresa

Confessions of a jamón-eating “vegetarian”

I’m not really a back-sliding vegetarian as I’ve never given up fish. In Spain, though, not eating meat is pretty close to being one; a vegetarian that is. What really marked me out as a ‘veggie’ over the years was my baffling refusal to eat Serrano ham – especially the premium quality stuff cured from […]

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Posted on November 29th, 2011 by by Valerie

December in Spain

If  you think that December is an ordinary working month with a bit of extra shopping and a few days off for Christmas, think again. Here, December is about as productive as August, when the whole of Spain grinds to a halt. You simply cannot expect to buy a house, get a new kitchen put […]

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Posted on December 15th, 2010 by by admin

With A Rose Between Her Teeth

Here’s a direct link to Valerie’s story WITH A ROSE BETWEEN HER TEETH, a hilarious take on the expat experience in Spain. Please leave your comments and let Valerie know what you think of the story.

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Posted on November 22nd, 2010 by by admin

With A Rose Between Her Teeth

And now for something completely different. We are delighted to announce that one of Valerie’s funniest stories, With A Rose Between Her Teeth, was selected for inclusion in the Writers Abroad Short Story Anthology 2010. This is a fictional take on the British in Spain, most definitely in the Garlic spirit, written with Valerie’s hallmark humour […]

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