Bryan Hemming

short stories, comment, articles, humour and photography

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

¡Felices Fiestas! A Christmas Tale

Warning! Some may find the contents of this post disturbing. Happy Christmas folks! Okay, so I’m a cynical hypocrite out to exploit a time of giving by wanting to be … Continue reading

December 24, 2015 · 14 Comments

Guardian hack trolls his own readers

Not content with the mobs of vacuous trolls funded by various British intelligence agencies constantly at each other’s throats in its comments sections, it appears the Guardian is now employing … Continue reading

December 18, 2015 · 4 Comments

A New Year’s Drink

 “Best and funniest thing I’ve read all Christmas” commented Wendy Kate. rangewriter said: “… Love this. I’ve shared it as a New Years greeting for some special friends.” “I hate New … Continue reading

December 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Burn Christmas Burn!

I hate to be a sopping tent on a camping holiday in Llandudno, or a whopping blowfly dragging its hairy legs through the icing on a birthday cake, but I’ve decided to give Yuletide … Continue reading

December 20, 2014 · 8 Comments

Christmas in the pueblo

In another sign of the kindness and generosity of Spaniards in general, and Andalucians in particular, a gathering of local cooks prepared sweetmeats, hot chocolate and fresh mandarin juice in … Continue reading

December 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

Beware: Santa Claus was a Greek Bearing Gifts

My first thought on hearing Santa Claus didn’t exist, was how to break the devastating news to Mum and Dad. It would come as such a disappointment, as they spent … Continue reading

December 11, 2013 · 4 Comments

What to pack for The End of The World

What with the end of the world this coming Friday, I’m all of a tiz. Hardly seems time to get prepared. Couldn’t have come at a worse moment. Still, I suppose … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · 5 Comments

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