Bryan Hemming

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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

Hurrah for the Blackshirts!

It Can’t Happen Here On the morning of April 9th 1940 mum’s cousin, Bjørg, got out of bed to celebrate her eleventh birthday. That wasn’t the only event to make the … Continue reading

October 15, 2016 · 8 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

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

Dream Daze

ENRIQUE WOKE IN A CLOUD. Not so much a cloud, more a mist. But it wasn’t a mist either. A blur would better describe it. He could hardly remember a … Continue reading

November 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Guardian weaves tangled web pages

My grandfather originated from Hammerfest in Norway. Once renowned for being the northernmost town in the world, the fact he was born there doesn’t cut much ice with anyone beyond … Continue reading

August 30, 2015 · 7 Comments

Recollections of my Father

AT SOME POINT in the 1950s, to the excitement of my three sisters and I, Dad ordered Woman’s Weekly magazine to be delivered to our house each Wednesday. We soon learned it … Continue reading

July 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Shaun Walker renews MH17 propaganda offensive

This article also appears in Off-Guardian. An abridged version appears in Russia Insider. With the shadow of nuclear war looming it becomes even more crucial to focus the spotlight on … Continue reading

July 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

At the End of Tobago Street

GAIL WOULD NEVER FORGET the moment she first saw Howard. Something about him insisted itself on her consciousness in a way she’d never known. Without needing so much as an introduction she … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

A few days in … Sevilla

“Where there’s a church there’s going to be a pub,” my father used to say, driving us home from Sunday afternoon outings in the countryside. He would scan the horizon … Continue reading

June 7, 2015 · 11 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

A Ramble Around My Aunt – Part One

Whether to distract attention from crumbling plaster, or to conceal peeling and mildewed wallpaper, a pair of matching oil paintings hung on the wall across from the bed in my … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

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