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The Most Expensive Socks in the World

For two consecutive years I have joined Marbella 4 Days Walking, which is an organised walk of 80km over four days starting at Puerto de Marbella and venturing up into the Sierra Blanca.

In 2014 I retired with blisters, 60km had taken its toll on my feet.

However, this year I was determined to avoid foot […]

By |October 25th, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Perfect Yorkshire Puddings

During my recent charity walk, my walking buddy, Fran, asked me whether I have a recipe for Yorkshire Puddings. She is French after all and they don’t know about these things, do they? Well, the answer is that I do.

There’s a few of things to remember.

Make the mix and store it overnight in the […]

Charity: Acompalia

Getting away from my regular charity work on Sundays, today was the 49th day of the 5×50 Challenge  where Team 5×50 Andalusia and Beyond have been raising funds for Acompalia  who are building a hospice in Granada province.

Team 5×50 Andalusia and Beyond are 69 people from around Europe who have clocked up an amazing […]

Jaén, Coffee and Jack Sparrow

Usually I wake when it is dark only when I have to go to an airport so yesterday morning at 05.45 when my alarm rang it took a second or two to realise that I wasn’t off to somewhere exotic but simply to Jaén city.

It was another day of charity work.

Tony ‘call me Jack […]

By |May 6th, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|

My Charity Work and the Only Pirate in the Village

I’ve seen it all now. My charity case, Tony Cartwright has only gone and joined the pirates. And I don’t mean Pittsburgh Pirates or any other sports team. It’s just that he doesn’t want to be called Diabetic Tony any longer… now it is Ed Teach aka Blackbeard.

For people who know me are aware […]

By |April 21st, 2015|Andalucia, Caribbean|0 Comments|

Everywhere is walking distance….. if you have the time

“Everywhere is walking distance….. if you have the time.” Steven Wright

Walking is something most of us do every day without even thinking about it but in modern times it is so easy to jump into your car when, often with a little bit of thought and time, we could walk to the shops, doctors, […]

Walking Gives You Blisters

Earlier this month and after some high altitude training with my walking buddy we set off to complete an 80km walk for charity around Marbella. This was to be done over 4 days.

However, I ended up on the treatment table but Fran got her medal. Well done to her and everyone who made a […]

By |October 28th, 2014|Andalucia|0 Comments|

India: My New Friend in Jaisalmer

This is Anshi who lives inside a fort in the city of Jaisalmer of southwestern Rajasthan.

Her name means God’s gift and she doesn’t live in poverty but in one room with her sons within a fort that was built in 1156.

It is a magnificent fort but alas it is an endangered site as it […]

Trainspotting in India

I do charity work.

Every Sunday I accompany my friend, Diabetic Tony, around the local bars in our little village in the Sierra Sur region of Spain’s Andalucía and whilst doing so one sunny Sunday in November he mentioned his ambition to visit India but had never had the opportunity to go there with a […]

I haven’t blogged much lately which is due to two reasons:

1. I am being dry (Dry January – for charity), except Sunday’s when I have special dispensation as I do other charity work on the Sabbath. And when you are dry you do not have much enthusiasm – trust me.

2. I am planning a trip to India next month. Well, the flights are booked […]