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Cloudy

I’ve not felt like writing for a while. I’ve worked on the boat, I’ve been trying to learn more Spanish. It’s been very hot. We’ve entertained, had some visitors. You know how it is. Life gets...

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Unfaked News

This is not a political blog. It’s a blog about my life, my thoughts, my views. My writing is self-indulgent and I make no apology for that. I write what I need to write. If my...

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I Am You

This post is a bit late. Sorry. I had it all but written, then I changed my mind about it. It was another about our life in Cartagena. How I’d been up the mast again. How...

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Ships & The Night

Even after nearly nine months here Cartagena continues to delight and amaze. I’ll try and give you a taste of what passed this last week. It’s no exaggeration to say that hardly a day goes by...

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Miscellany Weeks

I’m reading a fascinating book at the moment. It’s called ‘The Power of Time Perception’ and it’s written by Jean Paul Zogby. One of the many intriguing things it examines is why time seems to fly faster as...

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Semana Santa

Semana Santa (Faith and Passion Week) here in Cartagena ran from 7th to the 16th April this year. It’s one of the biggest Easter events in Spain and designated as being of International interest. As with...

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Two Questions

What now? That’s the first question (The second comes right at the bottom of this post) What now is a question we ask ourselves a lot isn’t it? Usually it’s asked when a succession of bad...

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Why Write?

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about my writing recently. I write everyday. Most of it no-one ever sees, that’s a good thing. This blog is the most regular showcase for my words. A few...

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A Legacy Of Shame

Last weekend we went on a tour around the Parque Minero de La Union. (La Union Mining Park) La Union is a town just a few miles East of Cartagena, we’ve passed through it a few...