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2018.12.07 Keep yourself to yourself, if you can

Privacy does not exist in Spain. It doesn’t cease to amaze me how indifferent organizations and official persons are concerning sensitive information. A handful of examples from these past months: Coincidentally the doctor was at the receptionists’ desk when somebody phoned about a test result. Those were not discussed in the solitud of the consulting … Read more

2018.12.06 Veroño in the Sierra de Espuña

Let it be a coincidence, but from the day we moved into our new house, the weather has been absolutely marvelous. It turns out this type of weather has a name in Spain: Veroño. It’s a mix of verano and otoño – summer and autumn. They call it like this when the temperatures are way higher than they … Read more

2018.11.27 A container full of stuff

The house is ours as of yesterday and already the truck arrived with our stuff. Aren’t we the lucky ones? We didn’t like the house we had rented this month but the main advantage of that fact was that because of that we decided to go to the Netherlands to arrange for our move before … Read more

2018.11.25 Sinterklaas

When we were in the Netherlands we bought a couple of chocolate letters. Of course an A and a D for the kids. But also some general ones as a present. In the Netherlands, it is custom to give these letters when it’s Sinterklaas. Usually the first letter of one’s name. Today we went to … Read more

2018.11.20

This is a prison. Like most prisons, it’s a special prison. During the past twelve months, my books were incarcerated here. They were convicted of having been unable to go to Spain by themselves.A long interior investigation disclosed that they were innocent and had to be released immediately. Today was the day of their liberation. … Read more