One Man’s Graffiti…

It's true, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And art is a subjective thing, determined by personal preference. I wasn't always a fan of the 'Graffiti Arts'. Those who wield a spray can in pursuit of the perfect surface on the street. Mostly, it's just seemed unsightly or a scourge on an otherwise … Continue reading One Man’s Graffiti…

I Just Gotta Do It

In an effort to continue my journey in the Spanish language, and to make things easier, I have acquired a new Spanish tutor. He's British but he is a fluent speaker. I'm pretty sure he will help me get back up on my kindergarten bicicletta with the Espanol training wheels. I had fallen off after … Continue reading I Just Gotta Do It

The Home Stretch

At looong last - after over 4 month since they picked up our stuff in Phoenix, our only worldly possessions have cleared customs in Rotterdam and are making their way to the moving company's storage in Alicante. That's only two hours from us. It hardly seems real. When I reached out to our shipper in … Continue reading The Home Stretch

Noche San Juan Bautista

I'm all about the good vibrations. And generally, I'll try anything once - as long as it's not going to potentially kill me or result in legal action. There hasn't been one second in my life that I've thought I had all the answers. I'm always in awe of deeply religious people who truly believe … Continue reading Noche San Juan Bautista

Got’em – With a Little Help from my Friends

Before posting on my blog about my allergies, I hadn't really told anyone here. My friends in the US knew about it because they knew me when I was sick. But after I found out, I would try to not make a huge deal out of it. In restaurants I would order around them. I … Continue reading Got’em – With a Little Help from my Friends

The Search for the Duck Guy

More than 10 years ago I found out I couldn't eat chicken eggs, amongst a few other things. Apparently I have developed some sort of allergy. I was born on a chicken ranch in southern California. My parents had 10,000 chickens in a big egg operation, before they packed it in and moved to Oregon. … Continue reading The Search for the Duck Guy

Massage Buffet

I've only had a couple of massages in Spain. The first two were while I was walking the Camino and really needed them. Sometimes Albergues offered them and other times hotels or shops in the town would post signs in the Albergue and the prices were always really good. When I stayed at 'Casa Magica' … Continue reading Massage Buffet

Weekend Doings

It was Father's Day weekend in the US - so that's the one we celebrate here. Back in March, they celebrated Padre Dia on a Monday and it was a bank holiday. But we're sticking with what we know. On Friday night, we went to a local bar and watched the World Cup Match between … Continue reading Weekend Doings

A Teenage Wasteland

Moving to a new country has a been exciting and challenging in many ways. I've chronicled many of them here. But none has been quite the riddle that is moving across the world with a teenager. Yes, Emilie is only here on school breaks, but a 3 month stretch with her parents in a strange … Continue reading A Teenage Wasteland

Summer Reads

We're finding all sorts of things to do this summer. But going to the beach tops the list. And you can't lounge near the sea under an umbrella without a great 'beach read'. I could get some e-books from Amazon or the like and take a Kindle or iPad to the beach. But I like … Continue reading Summer Reads