Challenging Dogma? How Rude!


Earliest artists were women claim researchers as study of cave paintings reveal majority of prints were from female hands New study reveals most ancient art may have been done by women An archaeologist studied the art and ran them through programme But some dispute the finding, which challenge archaeology dogma Cave art paintings – long […]

Bull! – Pause


  From  Paulo Saraiva: This incredible photo marks the end of Matador Torero Álvaro Múnera’s career. He collapsed in remorse mid-fight when he realized he was having to prompt this ot…herwise gentle beast to fight. He went on to become an avid opponent of bullfights. Even grievously wounded by picadors, he did not attack this man. Torrero Munera […]

Still Standin’! – Pause


About three or four years ago, I met my friend Nigel, who’s a busker in Andalusia, Spain and we started counting, which of our friends and acquaintances had fallen by the wayside in just one year’s time. We stopped counting when we came to thirty. The street is a very hard place to live and an […]

Hello form Gandia, again!


I made it here from Barcelona in two days, a new record! I’m going to stay for a few days because they have really good three star hotel food here in the place for the homeless. I’ll get fat! And then I shall go and take Alicante by storm. Hide your women and children for […]

Las Moscas d’Esquadra.


    Hace un rato, estaba en Barcelona por la tercera vez y encontré un joven Catalán. Charlabamos un momento, cuando yo comentaba que las Moscas d´Esquadra eran como una plaga para la gente de la calle.   El me miraba como si fuera un idiota de guiri y me dice: “Pero no, tio, se […]

Leaving Barcelona…


I´m leaving Barcelona, intent on starting a lucky streak, in search of my very own Shangrila. Somewhere in the mountains of Galicia, in proximity to the sea, I hope to find it. A haven of safety to call home for the rest of my days, surrounded by friendly, peace-loving people, who will accept me for […]

Yawll Didn´t Give Up On Me, Now Did Yah!!???


Lil Ralphie is in Barcelona now, thanks to another little miracle, but I don´t have the time(money) to tell you all about it. I came here to see a dear friend of mine and what do I hear? He passed away two years ago on the street, farewell dear Paul! You are sorely missed. I […]

What Does A Writer Do?


He writes!  I didn´t feel much like writing, but I have a secret… I refuse to worry  and then everything sorts itself out automatically. And let´s face it, there is nobody standing over me with a gun, who says: “Write or I kill you!”, now is there! ?  I feel like I´m in limbo, stuck […]

Valencia – After Paqui.


After Paqui had died, what we called ´The Czech Republic´asked if they could move into The Rancho with us, because their abode had been torn down. The reason being that it was an eyesore, which the denizens of the new five star hotel, that was now finished, did not deserve to look upon. I might […]

Travel Guide to Spain?


Feel free to ask any questions, that could make your stay in Spain easier or more enjoyable!? Just to start us off: – Post office boxes are yellow and are marked “Correos”. – Instead of the habitual British fare, do try some tapas(snacks) or regular Spanish food. – In most places you will NOT find […]