Bryan Hemming

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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 · 5 Comments

The Clay Figurine

“We should share our stuff,” Newton said to me after forgetting to bring his compass and protractor for geometry class. Sounded fair enough. “From now on, what’s yours is mine … Continue reading

December 20, 2016 · 10 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

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

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

A winter stroll along the beach

Enjoying a respite from a couple of weeks of grey skies and showers, Angelica and I took an early evening stroll down to the beach the other day to catch … Continue reading

January 14, 2016 · 13 Comments

A photographic journey through an Andalucian late summer and early autumn

From late May up until after the travelling fair has been and gone, round and about the first weekend of September, it very rarely rains in our part of Andalucia. … Continue reading

October 24, 2015 · 15 Comments

Was that June just flew by?

Was that June just flew by the window? Summer only really gets going in Conil once June has started, and June’s just finished without so much as a by your … Continue reading

July 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

Last days of May

May is almost over. Angelica and I are taking the bus to Seville today to join my sister and her husband, who are over for a short break. Unfortunately, Sammy can’t come … Continue reading

May 30, 2015 · 5 Comments

Sunny May days in Conil, Andalusia

Yesterday morning I strolled from the market to the river, on the south side of town taking in the sights, sounds and scents of May along the way. What seemed … Continue reading

May 23, 2015 · 5 Comments

Conil Romería 2015

Sunday, January 25th 2015 The whole event depending on the weather, one Sunday towards the end of January, virtually the entire population of Conil de la Frontera sets out on … Continue reading

January 25, 2015 · 5 Comments

Antje’s Pizza Picnic

Though ‘by invitation’ makes them sound highly exclusive, Antje’s pizza picnics are hardly that. Angelica and I wouldn’t get invited if they were. We’re not the inviting sort. As that … Continue reading

October 11, 2014 · 8 Comments

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