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Christmas with the other Nik

A visit to the Whitford never disappoints. Whether popping in for a morning coffee, a late brunch, or that special celebratory meal; the food is only surpassed by the service and welcome.  The place has been a feature of Burry Port nightlife for many years, whether you remember “The George” or the re-fashioned “Whitford” named in honour of The…

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Give us this day our daily bread

A line from The Lord’s Prayer teaches us to accept what we need over what we want or wish for. “Give us this day, our daily bread” is a metaphor. Let us have this day only what we need. A fitting lesson in these uncertain panic fuelled days of Coronavirus where supermarket shelves have been stripped as if a…

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La Cuenta Por Favor – parte Dos

Almost a week after my recent very pleasurable Spanish Odyssey, I find myself sitting relaxing & soaking up several machine gun conversations in the language of España. My Espanol isn’t sufficient to pretend to understand what is being said, but these warm, passionate, hospitable people are too engrossed in their own affairs to notice a solitary Welshman killing time…

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The Shareef don’t like it…

Tarifa is a small port in the province of Cádiz, Andalusia, on the southernmost coast of Spain. It is primarily known as one of the world’s most popular destinations for wind sports. The town is located on the Costa de la Luz and across the Straits of Gibraltar facing Morocco. At exactly 36 degrees latitude, it is the southernmost…

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Lady of Spain I adore you

It is fair to say when searching for a blog title which invariably involves references to popular music, literature or cinema, I would have to think of a song made popular by another Fisher, Eddie Fisher, when wishing to ponder anything that involves females and Spain. The Lady of Spain I encountered, yes encountered not met, was sat on…

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The Knights of Malta

The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta (Latin: Supremus Ordo Militaris Hospitalis Sancti Ioannis Hierosolymitani Rhodius et Melitensis), also known as the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM) or the Order of Malta, is a Catholic lay religious order traditionally of military, chivalrous and noble nature. It was founded as the…

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Sterling Mos-ta

The Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady, commonly known as the Rotunda of Mosta) or the Mosta Dome, is a Roman Catholic parish church in Mosta, Malta, dedicated to the Assumption of Mary. It was built between 1833 and the 1860s. The design of the present church is based on the Pantheon in Rome, and at one point had the third largest unsupported dome in the world. The church narrowly…

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A Lidl Bit of Shopping

One thing I’ve noticed about a grocery run in Llanelli is the constant rush. Planning everything as though it was the BEF (British Expeditionary Force ie Dunkirk). As with the BEF what began as Britain’s worse military disaster to date, became a rallying call and showed the resilience and fortitude of people. Having totally missed the bus stop on…

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Let’s Rock!

A day trip to Gibraltar would be better entitled “When Worlds Collide”. Very much like Malta it is the quintessential enclave of the embers of what was the British Empire. Unlike Malta, Gibraltar remains British. Don’t let the crossing a frontier and having to produce your passport fool you. Neither allow yourself to be fooled by the currency. Its pounds…

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Help me Ronda!

“Ronda sits in the heart of the Serrania de Ronda, about 100kms from the city of Malaga and with a population of approximately 35,000 inhabitants. Surrounded by lush river valleys and sitting above a deep ravine, it is a place that literally takes your breath away when seeing it.Anyone who has been lucky enough to visit Ronda will understand its appeal….

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