Burns Supper(s) 2015…..the haggis that nearly well…….

So, hey, another year another haggis and contented guests and friends.  Some new and some from previous years. Our ever present piper, Francesc playing pipes (at times accompanied by Enric), occasionally the mouth organ and at times accompanied in song by Bizmarck our baying giant schnauzer.   The haggis was good, but that in itselfContinue reading “Burns Supper(s) 2015…..the haggis that nearly well…….”

Je suis Charlie, I am Charlie, Sóc en Charlie

Whilst looking for a piece to recite next week for our Burns Supper, celebrating the immortal memory of the Scottish Bard, I came across these lines that may go some way to summing up what Charlie Hebdo stands for and what its cartoonists and journalists paid for with their lives.  A note introducing the poemContinue reading “Je suis Charlie, I am Charlie, Sóc en Charlie”

Happy New Year 2015

A bright and cold start to 2015.  Just what winter should be like.  With our party of Hogmanay guests sated, cheery and on their way having spent two evenings of great merriment with us we locked up and made the five minute drive to the village, Sant Feliu de Pallerols.  Tired after two late nightsContinue reading “Happy New Year 2015”