Bryan Hemming

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Winter sneaks into an Andalucian pueblo

Though November arrived in the pueblo some weeks ago, summer stayed put. Like an old friend overstaying his welcome he wouldn’t budge. Despite all the hints. We were still fond … Continue reading

December 10, 2017 · 2 Comments

Indian summer in an Andalucian pueblo

A violent storm one night last week had the pueblo thinking summer was finally over. It’s been so searingly hot for months there were those of us who breathed a … Continue reading

November 8, 2017 · 4 Comments

October sunshine in an Andalucian pueblo

October usually brings downpours, high tides, high winds and autumn to the pueblo, but this year has been different. Global warming is certainly to blame, and that means us, we … Continue reading

October 8, 2017 · 13 Comments

Feria de Conil 2017

Summer holiday seasons end on the same note as they begin in Conil, with a big bang. In the first week of June, the season kicks of with a funfair … Continue reading

September 10, 2017 · 1 Comment

August in an Andalucian pueblo

Summer is over. Well, at least it is for most of the tourists that flock to Conil over July and August. Though the lanes and alleys still throng, the beaches … Continue reading

September 1, 2017 · 6 Comments

Sex Pistol Glen Matlock & The Rich Kids

Earlier this year I was rummaging round my sister’s attic in Chichester when I came across an A4 ring-bound notebook. On turning the cover, I realised it was the long-forgotten … Continue reading

August 12, 2017 · 9 Comments

July in an Andalucian pueblo

By the end of July the field of sunflowers near our home had dried to sooty stalks bearing blackened faces. I have recorded their progress since May. The last day … Continue reading

August 4, 2017 · 15 Comments

How to beat the Conil crowds

July is the second most popular month to visit Conil. For the next eight weeks the pueblo will be bursting at the seams. With Gwyneth Paltrow raving about her June … Continue reading

July 12, 2017 · 6 Comments

La noche de San Juan – Conil

Seems like ages since we had a fiesta down in the pueblo. Could even be a couple of weeks or more. No worries, last night was La noche de San … Continue reading

June 24, 2017 · 6 Comments

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 · 7 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

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