142 – Beer and Bocadillos – On the Government!

142-schoolThe course I’m on at Málaga’s Escuela Oficial de Idiomas is heavily subsidised by the Spanish government (thanks guys!).  So when the head of Spanish said we were going on a “school trip” we didn’t expect a great deal, to be honest.  Imagine our delight, then, when it turned out to involve free beer and bocadillos! Continue reading

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141 – Semana Semantics

141-rednazarenosThe pointy-hats have long ceased to shock me.  Once you realise that the Ku Klux Klan have NOT taken over Spain, the traditional costumes of the Nazarenos who lead and follow each cofradía (brotherhood) in the Semana Santa processions no longer provoke that inevitable first shocked reaction, and you can relax and enjoy the madness that takes over every city, town and village in Spain during Easter. Continue reading