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The Spanish Kiss..

Since we’ve returned to the US.. I find myself kissing my friends on the cheeks.. before tennis, after tennis.. before walks, etc.  It hit me the other day when I was introduced to someone I didn’t know… when they stuck … Continue reading

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Dear Emma and Owen,

  Today I watched a man be buried.  There were 15 or so people at the burial.  Two of them were his “primas” (cousins) the rest were from a non-profit organization who help hungry and homeless people.  You see 15 … Continue reading

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He sat on the corner of Calvet in front of Caprabo

Every time I walked past him, I’d give him money.  I wish I could tell you his name, but I can’t remember it.  It’s unfamiliar to me and complicated and I need to have him write it down.  He has … Continue reading

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The sign in the elevator

Every building in our neighborhood, for the most part, has “porteros” or doormen.  They work from 9AM-8PM daily except for that 2PM-5PM siesta time period.  And if you are lucky, you have a portero with whom you can practice your … Continue reading

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So much to say, so little time!

I haven’t posted here since May!!  And since May, we’ve flown Boo home. Flown home ourselves.  Spent an amazing summer in  my most favorite place in the world, on the Georgian Bay in Ontario, Canada WITH BOTH of my doggies … Continue reading

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The Camino de Santiago Part II

It’s amazing how quickly time flies. I fully intended to write about the magical experience of walking the Camino… more than just my laundry list of what I’d packed or how exhilarated I was at the end of the Camino. … Continue reading

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The Camino de Santiago.

  “For I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow”  was written on this memorial for a woman who passed away peacefully in her sleep while walking the Camino de Santiago.  It’s from a Yeats poem… THE … Continue reading

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Spanish Traditions..

We are slowly catching on to some of the Spanish traditions… or maybe they aren’t traditions, but things they just do.. just because.  One of them happens to be this… when you get your hair cut here, you get to … Continue reading

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We have Valentine’s Day.. they have Sant Jordi Day..

I think I prefer their to ours.  On Sant Jordi Day (at least in Catalunya) the girls are to give the boys books and the boys are to give the girls red roses.  So everywhere on every street corner are … Continue reading

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Petri Dishes.

While our life here has slowed down substantially.  There are some conveniences I really miss.  Like Amazon for example.  Do you realize Amazon is new to Spain as of last fall?  And the choices of things (cosas) are rather slim … Continue reading

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