October, 2007

A Week in Andalucia

Posted on: October 29th, 2007 by robert No Comments


Every day has dawned blissfull, not a breath of wind, warm and the sun shining, a great silence all around. Nothing galvanizes the soul like a week away in the sun, particularly as the onset of Winter takes hold back in dear old Blighty. We've come to Conil, in Southern Spain. Our villa is located within a traditional complex off a quiet side street. M is keen to point out the resort is now out of season and assures me it's not usually so sombre. I on the other hand find its eerie peacefulness agreeable. The tranquility is just the tonic after London. Instead of bustle, the hushed atmosphere here is medicinal and adds to the sleepy town's authentic Andalucian charm.... Read More

Seven Sisters

Posted on: October 15th, 2007 by robert No Comments


I didn't think while en route to work last week reading an article about the kindly gent who patrols Beachy Head to counsel the suicidal that, within days, I too would be strolling those windswept cliff tops. Not, I hasten to add, with suicidal inclinations of my own. ... Read More