‘La Revetlla i Sant Joan’

Before this week’s blurb, two brief apologises.  First, for not posting a blog last weekend; over hectic schedule with the family which was great.  Second, keep the blog focused.  Well, the occasional emotionally skewed rant a la football etc. should be excused. Summer is here and it’s official.  In Catalunya it is trumpeted in byContinue reading “‘La Revetlla i Sant Joan’”

The FIFA World Cup – It’s an anti-Scottish footballing conspiracy!

Before I begin my objective and balanced argument on international football and the place of Scottish team within that, first progress regarding La Rectoria.  Intermittent rain has prevented much progress on putting on the new roof of the dining area.  Meanwhile, work on replacing the stairway between our accommodation and the main floor is well underwayContinue reading “The FIFA World Cup – It’s an anti-Scottish footballing conspiracy!”

‘Horseradish and heat’

Who better to draw on today for a suitable metaphor than Noel Coward and his ‘Mad Dogs and Englishmen’.  For so it was today.  Better prepared for hot beating sun –  30°c in the shade – armed with strimmer, visor, wide brimmed peasant style fedora, factor 50 cream, bottles of iced water I set to likeContinue reading “‘Horseradish and heat’”