Expat in Spain – Part 2 – Living Outside Your Comfort Zone

Expat Life Living Outside of your Comfort Zone

As promised, the second excerpt from the Spanish ex-pat files- Living Outside Your Comfort Zone.  Click here for the first installment. Backstory We always planned to do a “gap” year in Spain but we wanted the kids to be big enough to remember some of the experience. But not too big. They still needed to be […]

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Expat in Spain – Part 1

Just boarded. Ready to hit the high seas.

  The Trans-Atlantic Crossing In September 2014, we boarded a massive cruise ship – the largest of its kind (at the time) where we spent 12 nights on a trans-Atlantic voyage from Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona on a floating city called: Oasis of The Seas. The 13 day-crossing was serene and calm. Barely a ripple […]

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El Caminito del Rey – A Walk on the Spanish Wild Side

El Caminito del Rey

Hey Babe, Take a Walk on the Wild Side Itching for a walk on the wild side? Then a hike on the El Caminito del Rey (King’s little path) is one for you, especially if you like killer scenery, precarious heights, and cool history. Located in southern Spain, about an hour from Malaga, this former […]

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The Current Irrelevance of Hollywood

Photo courtesy of World of Reel

In our current world of cancel culture – should Hollywood be cancelled? Cancel culture was born from societies’ need to take away their support of behaviour, methods, character traits, lifestyle, and speech that they deem unacceptable. Yet, we still accept the insidious poison that continues to bubble and brew out of Hollywood. We embroil ourselves […]

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Catching Covid

Covid be damned

I finally caught it, or I should say, it finally caught me. Pretty much two years to the day after The WHO announced the COVID pandemic – I tested positive for the ‘VID. Covid’s been a long schlepp for all of us. However, it finally seems to be scaling down to endemic status. As my […]

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Running is Hard

I ran today. I actually f’cking ran. And man, it was not pretty. On any level. But I did it.  I finally put on my big girl pants and laced up my long-retired running shoes. If you read my last post:  Joyless January, you might remember that I was flirting with the idea of getting […]

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Joyless January – Survival Hacks

It’s the last day of January! Many of you made it through Joyless January. Congratulations! Many of you fell off the wagon – don’t sweat it. All-out cold turkey is not necessarily a recipe for success. Poco a poco is much more civilized. Is it me? Or is January a bit of a lackluster shit […]

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Tennis: Winners, Losers and Legends


Okay, so I really love tennis. I love to watch it, and I love to play it. I love the endurance aspect of it and the mental toughness it demands. My love affair with tennis started in The Bahamas nearly 18 years ago. I fully credit my initial love of the game to my legend […]

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Vida en España

We started at the Empadronamiento (say that 5 times fast). This is a census office. This form is needed to prove you are registered with the municipality. Taped to the reception, we found this sign – Desayunando, disculpen las molestas. Having breakfast, sorry for the inconvenience.

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The Royals: When Harry Met Meghan

Royal Watching Initially, I had zero interest in watching the interview with Meghan, Harry, and Oprah. But inevitably, like 20 million other people, I got sucked in. The public reactions were just too fascinating and polarizing not to see what all the fuss was about. Why my initial disinterest? Well, because who really cares?  I […]

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