Archive for the ‘Spanish life’ Category


Posted on November 12th, 2012 by by Valerie

Ten Tips for Surviving and Loving Spain

“This whole page should be kept in a museum,” said a very recent comment on our humorous article Ten things to know before moving to Spain,  which was the most commented of the year (2008) at Enjoy!

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Posted on December 20th, 2011 by by Theresa

Spanish Christmas Customs 3 – the villancico

Villancico The Spanish word for Christmas carol has its origin in the old Castilian word villano, meaning ‘villager’ – as opposed to noble or squire. During the 15th and 16th centuries the villancico was a jolly sort of song-and-dance knees up for country folk, and it was only in the following centuries that the songs […]

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Posted on December 8th, 2011 by by Valerie

Who wants to be a caganer 2011

So here we go again, rolling out the Christmas stuff. Last year, you may recall, I got my act together enough to write a post about the caganer, and very popular and well-received it was. For newbies, or those too lazy to click on the old post to refresh their memories, the caganer is one […]

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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 January 7th, 2011 by by admin

The Last Tipple – Licor 43

OK, so it’s January 7 and you really need to give the liver a break from tipples of any kind for at least a few days. However, yesterday was a holiday, today it’s if it was one, and the weekend began a shot of anis and a rosco de vino ago.  So, one last licor […]

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