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Time & 15/2

Time. It’s been a theme this week. It’s already half way through the first month of the year and the first month at No15. What’s to show? Short answer. Not a lot. But that’s OK. As...

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A Story Of Scars

Stephen King wrote this in his novel ‘Misery’ “Writers remember everything…especially the hurts. Strip a writer to the buff, point to the scars, and he’ll tell you the story of each small one. From the big...

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A Good Question

I’ve started strong this week. It’s easy to do when something is new, when you’re full of enthusiasm, fired up. There will have been lots of folks who’ve started this New Year with firm intention. New...

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El Día De Los Reyes

In the UK Christmas will be all done and dusted by now. We took down our decorations on New Years Day, job done. Here in Spain they do things differently. Today is El Día De Los...

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On Writing

This post is going to be about my writing goals for No15. But before getting into that we need to talk about something else. Money. Spondulix, Lucre. It’s a subject I’ve talked about many times since I...

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A No15 Addition

As the eve of a New Year approaches the time seems perfect to dig a bit deeper into the thinking I’ve been doing recently. In my ’15’ post of a few days back I talked about...

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A Grand Day Out

Today I went on a lovely walk with friends from the marina. It was good to spend a day away from the boat, get some exercise and take in the spectacular scenery. We did a 10km...

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Fifteen

It was a bit unfair of me to leave that obscure 15 reference last time out, sorry. There’s no way you could know what I meant by it. That said Philip came surprisingly close with his...

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Christmas and The Mystery Of 15

So here it is, Merry Christmas everyone.   We’ve been in Cartagena nearly four months now and the time has flown. Still loving the place despite having a years worth of rain in 48 hours last...

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Surprising Cartagena

o real sign of Autumn here yet. We did have a day of rain showers last week though. That was a slightly strange experience given that it’s the first we’ve seen since mid May. It was...