Monthly Archives: December 2014

La Noche Buena and the Lottery that is Christmas in Spain

The Spanish, as I suspect students at Lorca know, don’t celebrate Christmas Day the same way we do.  Instead, for them – and for the majority of Latin American countries – the big day is Christmas Eve, La Noche Buena.

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Picts and Irish and Celts and Galicians…

Last week I came across an interesting article about the ancient historical connections between Spain and Scotland.  I hope you share my enthusiasm – I’ve found this a really interesting subject. A lot of people believe that there are many

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Were our ancestors Spanish?

Now I’m no archaeologist, but some of those who are believe that there are ancient connections between northern Britain and Celtic Spain. Part of their argument is based on the dolmens, standing stones and the trail of “cup and ring”

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Strange Spain, Part II

            If you were with me last week (and if not why not?) you’ll know I’m having a little look at what comes out of our friend Mr Google when you key in ‘strange things

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