Bryan Hemming

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June in Cádiz

When it gets too hot in the province of Cádiz wiser heads take to the city. Cádiz is full of shady lanes and alleys harbouring little bars and restaurants. Here the … Continue reading

June 15, 2017 · 5 Comments

An Amazing Parrot Story

  Plaza de Mina is probably my favourite square in Cádiz, in a city full of pleasant squares, great and small. I like its benches shaded by leafy, old trees … Continue reading

June 10, 2017 · 4 Comments

May turns winning hand into busted flush

Less than two months have flown since Theresa May gave her one and only reason for calling a snap election. Yet that one and only reason seems to have slipped … Continue reading

June 6, 2017 · 6 Comments

My very tenuous connection with Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Where does time go? I don’t really want an answer to that, as I think there maybe a plug hole at the other end of the universe. To get straight … Continue reading

June 1, 2017 · 8 Comments

Summer of Love ’67 – The very first rock festival in the World

It’s fifty years since the Summer of Love, and exactly fifty years to the day since the very first rock festival in the world took place on May 29th 1967. … Continue reading

May 29, 2017 · 12 Comments

Wild flowers in Andalucia

Winter and spring are the seasons for wild flowers in Andalucia. Though I’ve lived here for years, I’m always surprised at just how many varieties there are within a short … Continue reading

May 28, 2017 · 2 Comments

Corporate Media in Heavy Trumpcrush!

Talking about the corporate media – like I so often do –  does anybody in England actually read the papers, or even watch the news on the telly, anymore? If they … Continue reading

April 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

“Didn’t even notice you were gone”

Sometimes I feel like one of those kids who always gets left behind on school trips. They pop into a toilet for a quick piddle, only to find the bus … Continue reading

March 31, 2017 · 6 Comments

Romería de Conil 2016

Unbelievable as it may seem, nearly a whole month has elapsed since Christmas Day. With New Year’s celebrations three weeks behind us, and Dia del Reyes more than a fortnight ago, the … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · 7 Comments

“… between the Devil and the Horse”

This morning a man in cowboy hat signed off a dream with the words: “You godda decide between the devil and the horse”. Nothing more, just that. How selfish dream … Continue reading

January 13, 2017 · 4 Comments

Christmas ain’t over till the bag lady sings

The festive season in Spain just keeps on giving. Even when you fall to your knees begging it to stop. Here in sleepy old Conil de la Frontera, January 5th … Continue reading

January 8, 2017 · 10 Comments

Goodbye 2016 and good riddance!

Normally, I try to be in bed by ten at the latest on New Year’s Eve. That’s if Angelica doesn’t catch me and make me stay up till midnight. This … Continue reading

January 3, 2017 · 7 Comments

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