Country & Western? Rednecks and misogyny more like

Whilst hiking in the mountains above Turre, I was listening to internet radio streamed over the Android. Although I don’t normally venture outside my comfort zone of classic rock, the combination of fat fingers and a rabbit hole lead me to press the “country & western” button on the radio app. Which bought up a whole new world of strange mid-US radio stations, most with unusual names such as JizzFM or KrabsAM. Venturing further, and Continue reading Country & Western? Rednecks and misogyny more like

Albox motorway works stop AGAIN due to lack of cash

Local paper Ideal says that the reason work has again stopped on the Albox motorway is because the Junta has a cash flow problem and is “revising” payment dates. (story in Spanish) 7,9 kim of the motorway, between Albox and Fines, are open, and the rest of the motorway, which will one day link Huercal Overa with Baza, is still under construction. The chap who signs the cheques for road building at the Junta, Pedro Continue reading Albox motorway works stop AGAIN due to lack of cash

Laying in the supplies: T-15 and counting

So taking the opportunity whilst in Granada, I popped into Corte Ingles to stock up on some supplies for the forthcoming trip to the hinterlands of the Known Universe (Outer Hebrides). I’d decided to buy a rucksack, and carrying everything in that on the trip. “What do you need a rucksack for?” asked the gf. “You spent 70 quid on a nice hand-luggage suitcase last time you were in the UK, use that”.

Tired, bored, stressed and in need of a holiday

All of these are adjectives recently used to describe me (by myself, admittedly). I shan’t repeat what the GF had to say about me when I tried to play the sympathy card, but I stick to my guns. Anyway, the upshot of this is that I’ve decided I deserve a few days away in a nice relaxing spot to unwind. The GF can’t come with me, (I shall be taking her away in June, don’t Continue reading Tired, bored, stressed and in need of a holiday

iPhone & iPads tracks users’ movements

I always knew there was something about Apple I didn’t like. Here’s the scoop from the BBC: Apple iPhones and 3G iPads are secretly recording and storing details of all their owners’ movements, researchers claim. Location data is kept in a hidden, unencrypted file according to security experts Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden. With the right software, it can be used to map exactly where a person has been. Writing on the technology website O’Reilly Continue reading iPhone & iPads tracks users’ movements

A spooky coincidence from Lamborghini

The Lamborghini Gallardo is a car that constantly ruins any attempt of mine to search the social web for Los Gallardos. Google seems to equate “Los Gallardos” with “Lam Gallardo”, understandably seeing as not that many people twitter about Los Gallardos. Anyway, I’ve just spotted that the Lamborghini Gallardo production has ended. A successor to the model has been announced. Guess what they’re calling it? The Cabrera. Wow. So, is the designer actually from Mojácar? Continue reading A spooky coincidence from Lamborghini

Almeria – Italia shipping line announced for olive oil

Backed with oodles of EU money, an Italian shipping line is trialling  a new Almería – Chivitasvecchia (Where? Somewhere near Rome) shipping line. It’s part of the EU’s new Marco Polo scheme which aims to join different parts of the EU via maritime shipping links, instead of having everything moved around by lorry. Ustica Lines will participate as the maritime carrier for the new SSS (Short Sea Shipping). In essence, instead of all the fruit Continue reading Almeria – Italia shipping line announced for olive oil

Naming your child after your cat?

From The Times: Tom Freddie Sweeney-Clements was born on February 27, 2011, at the Queen’s Hospital in Romford to Alison, 30, and Ray Sweeney-Clements, 26 Tom is a first child for Alison and Ray, who were featured on the Marriages and Engagements page on April 17, 2010. The couple, who met at an RSPCA sanctuary, decided to name their child after their love of felines: Tom, as in Tom Cat, and Freddie is the name Continue reading Naming your child after your cat?

Hotels closed for Easter

Almería is the second province of Andalucia with the most hotels not bothering to open for Easter, with nine hotels confirming that they will not be opening early for the break. The hotels all say that preliminary bookings are not high enough to warrant opening up the hotels, although they are expected to open at the end of May for the summer season. That’s 3714 hotel rooms out of the loop.