A day at the beach

Beaches aren’t my idea of fun. I rarely venture past the bottom patio of the chiringuito, unless my hat blows away or a lady in distress requests my assistance. After all, getting sand off the leather soles is a nightmare. But a day at the beach was mooted, in a firm sort of way, by the GF, who seems to enjoy them, and so I was given to understand that my Sunday was going to Continue reading A day at the beach

8 medical centres in Níjar have no telephone / internet access (didn’t pay the bill?)

El Mundo reports that 8 medical centres in Níjar (Almería) have no telephone or internet access. They serve a population base of around 10,000 people. It seems that the Health Service has either cut off or never bothered to have installed telephone lines to these centres, although they have computers and the like in there. Doctors are complaining that they have to use their personal mobile phones to check patient records, or call for ambulances. Continue reading 8 medical centres in Níjar have no telephone / internet access (didn’t pay the bill?)

Campohermoso enters the Guinness Record Book

Campohermoso has entered the Guinness Book of World Records by making the worlds largest Gazpacho, 4520 litres of the stuff to be exact. It was also “ecological”, which round here often means “not quite as many chemicals as I put on last year”. 200 volunteers helped to make it, and it was served in a very large bowl. José Angel Sierra García, from the Escuela Superior de Hostelería y Turismo de Madrid (Madrid Senior School Continue reading Campohermoso enters the Guinness Record Book