Bryan Hemming

short stories, comment, articles, humour and photography

Congratulations Leicester City!

REVENGE AT LAST! From a Syston boy living in Conil de la Frontera, Spain, and old enough to remember Leicester losing to Spurs in the 1961 FA Cup Final. Ignominious … Continue reading

Featured · 5 Comments

Sniffin’ about an Andalusian pueblo at Easter

The other evening, Angelica and I went for a sniff about the pueblo to see what was up. It being Good Friday, the town’s Easter cabalgata was in full swing. … Continue reading

March 29, 2016 · 6 Comments

Sanders Campaign gets Sparks and Sparkle

On February 12th this year Dan Froomkin, the influential Washington Editor of the Intercept, used an article slamming Hillary Clinton’s slavish adherence the doctrines of Henry Kissinger to solicit likely … Continue reading

March 12, 2016 · 10 Comments

Shuffling through the sand in Andalusia

That the English word ‘holiday’ derives from the Old English hāligdæg or holy day, whereas día de fiesta — the Spanish term for holiday — translates into ‘party day’, serves only to reinforce a telling cultural difference between the Spanish and … Continue reading

March 5, 2016 · 11 Comments

Bellingcat: the Dead Cat Factory

There have been two new developments in the long-awaited criminal investigation report into MH17 over the last couple of weeks. Though you might’ve read about one, you’re far less likely … Continue reading

February 27, 2016 · 4 Comments

Aleppo: The Corporate Media Credibility Gap

“Less than four years ago, Aleppo was a prosperous and beautiful city. Christians and Muslims lived side by side, as did Sunni and Shia. A tolerant culture was sustained by … Continue reading

February 19, 2016 · 23 Comments

Ruffled Petals at the Guardian

In another principled stand against information it doesn’t like very much the Guardian has made it quite clear that anyone linking to the renegade Off-Guardian site will be banned from … Continue reading

February 16, 2016 · 11 Comments

¡Carnaval de Conil 2016!

It may not be Rio de Janeiro or Notting Hill, but come February even the smallest Andalsian pueblos take to the streets to play at dressing-up over carnaval, or carnival. And Conil … Continue reading

February 14, 2016 · 5 Comments

The War Prayer – Mark Twain

As a child, Mark Twain was one of my favourite authors. Each day I would eagerly await the end of afternoon classes when our teacher would read a few passages … Continue reading

February 5, 2016 · 4 Comments

A morning stroll about an Andalusian fishermen’s barrio

The higgledy-piggledy piles of old houses hugging the hillside to the north of Conil de la Frontera is known as the barrio de Pescadores; the fishermen’s quarter. Lying just beyond the old … Continue reading

February 3, 2016 · 4 Comments

Missives from Santa Catalina

Tales of an Andalusian fishing pueblo … … where time stands still as the World flies by  Introduction to Santa Catalina and some of its characters In the autumn of … Continue reading

January 30, 2016 · 3 Comments

Eivør Pálsdóttir: Tròdlabùndin. God Morgen!

Angelica emailed me this hauntingly beautiful song by Eivør Pálsdóttir today; to wish me good morning. I had to share it. Filmed during an open-air concert at Stigen in the … Continue reading

January 17, 2016 · 3 Comments

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Spanish scribbles

My journey into sketching and drawing in and around Jimena de la Frontera, Andalucia

John Wreford Photographer

Words and Pictures from the Middle East

The Contrary Farmer

Gene Logsdon and Friends

Micheline's Blog

Art, music, books, history & current events

OffGuardian

because facts really should be sacred

Photobooth Journal

A life in a photobooth.

Legal and Important

Legal things important for people

Wish I Were Here

Journeys Through Place and Time

Nil's...

PHOTOGRAPHY - FOTOGRAFIE

Journalitico

Russia and the West

The Kremlin Stooge

It is an excellent rule to be observed in all disputes, that men should give soft words and hard arguments; that they should not so much strive to vex as to convince each other.

Al ritmo político

En sintonía con la realidad

Storyshucker

A blog full of humorous and poignant observations.

The World according to Dina

Notes on Seeing, Reading & Writing, Living & Loving in The North

Daily Record 365

What goes around, comes around.

Dr. Malcolm Kendrick

Scottish Doctor, author, speaker, sceptic

Excuse My Truths

From the brain of a college girl but the soul of someone much more.

Eremophila's Musings

my view of the natural world

Rangewriter

What Comes Next?

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Ginger's Grocery

Come on in and browse. The biscuits were made fresh this morning, the Slush Puppie machine was just refilled with a new bottle of red syrup, and we have the biggest selection of bait this close to town.

CollTales

Writings, pics, music, arts and difficult conversations

eljaygee

just another fauxtography blog

And Those Were The Reasons

at home / in the city

Utopiconil

El primer paso para cambiar el mundo es comunicarnos con nuestro entorno en Conil.

Blog Rest and Play

Shall we dance?

Here We Are

"I asked myself, what is so special about it except that we have lost it?"

An Eye On London

"The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren and to do good is my religion." Thomas Paine

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