Following on from last month’s Part 1 – Franco died at the end of 1975 opening the way in 1976 for a New Spain to emerge from years of dictatorship. This month we look at the years following Franco’s death and the emerging years of a new democracy. The main source for these articles is [...]
In this start of a new series of articles, Rob Innis looks at the years following the Spanish Civil War through to Franco’s death and the emerging years of new democracy.
Alicante province is the 4th most populated in Spain (after Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia) with many towns in the province having a higher percentage of foreigners than Spanish.
Demand for oil grows daily from the Tiger economies notably China where record levels of car sales, 1 every 2.6 seconds or around 1400 every hour, means consumption and pollution are rising. So can supply meet demand at a price the market can afford, will carbon emissions destroy the earth or are there alternatives? The [...]
Churros or Porras? (Or a Fry Up?) By Rob Innis In a former life a Sunday breakfast treat was the traditional British fry up and jolly good it was too – just right to fill your stomach either before or after (but not both) a bracing walk along a coastal promenade or a good hike [...]
I didn’t think men like me could become so enchanted. But every time he came on my eyes were glazing over and I really really wanted it. I don’t usually fall so quickly. I am not easily swayed but there it was – just too tempting to resist. So we bought one. The old kettle [...]
Genuine Counterfeit By Rob Innis Most users of Microsoft computers will probably have experienced the dreaded viruses that people with nothing better to do send to other people who have nothing better to do than play with computers all day. So running software scans and generally spending more time dealing with threats than doing anything [...]
Well El Gordo has come and gone again – over 3 hours of chanting, I hope you can now say E – Uro correctly (emphasise both vowels) and maybe you are even a few E – Uros richer. Me? Well I had a premonition that 2011 was the year for an El Gordo result, everywhere [...]
The Pioneer’s Motto…. By Rob Innis My Dutch neighbour has a large swimming pool on his 1,000 m2 plot. He decided, after wisely getting approval from the local water company, to empty the water to do some regrouting and other repairs to his pool. He and I were some of the very first pioneers to [...]
I think I have had my first ‘Senior Moment’ Trying to save a few centimos I decided to use an Eroski petrol station as I was passing. My mate had been on at me for months about how cheap they were. I eventually found the way in – it is tucked away down the side [...]