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I was really pleased to hear that Miriam González, Spanish wife of deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has come out in support of Spanish journalist Sara Carbonero. The high-flying lawyer has written to The Times newspaper demanding that they print an apology following their criticism of the Spanish team’s goalie during the World Cup. Carbonero is a sports journalist for the Spanish TV channel Telecinco and also girlfriend of the national team’s goalkeeper. The Times had... + read more
There are some things about living in Spain which I’ve grown accustomed to and others which I will never get used to. And one of those is dog poo. We live in a new development in a village and just behind our house is a lovely park, perfect for my daughters to play and run around in. However, I’m loathed to let them loose as it’s full of dog mess. The other mothers I’ve spoken to have always agreed how disgusting it is and those with dogs are always equally outraged and... + read more
So the World Cup has come to an end, and for once the best team has won. But even more than this there has been a fairytale ending to the romance taking place on the sidelines.  For those of you who don’t know, the Spanish goalie Iker Casillas (Saint Iker as he is known here in some places) has been discreetly dating Tele 5 sports journalist Sara Carbonero, who incidentally was recently voted the world’s sexiest woman by FHM. But when Spain lost 1-0 to Switzerland she was... + read more
We finally finished our new playroom at the weekend and I am still in shock at what a difference it has made to the whole house and its inhabitants. Almost two years since we began closing off part of an upstairs terrace it was finished in just a weekend.  Once the men came and laid the floor the change was instant, then Juan set about putting up the storage units while the girls and I began sorting the toys. I collected toys from all over the house; from cupboards, from the sitting room... + read more
We’re now back in Spain after spending the ‘summer’ in the UK. This year we chose to drive through France over a couple of days rather than taking the longer ferry from Bilbao to Portsmouth. This was for two reasons; firstly our voyage back last summer had been so horrendous thanks to a storm in the Bay of Biscay which left the four of us vomiting and realising we weren’t cut out for long sea journeys, and secondly because I am now too heavily pregnant for any other... + read more


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