Welcome to 2015 and what a year it is going to be!

I’ve always liked the start of something new and I even look forward to change. This goes right back to when I was a youngster and I always loved getting a new diary and writing about things in a fresh, clean unused little book with page numbers that were dates. I was even fairly consistent about it and kept going with the writing through a fair few months before it Read More …

Castles and Motorbikes in Catalonia

St. Feliu de Guixols on a December Sunday Morning After a few days of experiencing the culture and everything else in Ireland it is nice to be back home again. So if I haven’t got theatre and opera to enjoy here locally, we do have the sunny winter beach and the groups of people standing on each others shoulders to make human castles. This morning in the courtyard of the Read More …

Living in the future now

Where is my Hover board? As a person who is really very pleased with the way that technology is progressing, I sometimes think that we are living in the future. We haven’t yet got to the stage of having flying cars or flying hoverboards, but there are some incredible things happening in the technological space. There is all sorts of home automation which we never never thought were possible yet Read More …

What's Your Tribe

Which tribe do you belong to? It certainly is a fact that we want to belong to a tribe and that starts off with the smallest of tribes which is our family. Then as we grow older we join other tribes. Tribes such as the school that we go to. You learn to compete with other tribes so there are children from other schools that are to some respects, the Read More …

Chitchat from Catalonia

What an incredibly busy Saturday in the campsite, nearly all of the mobile homes/bungalows are full with people. There is a bunch of French lads who are away on a stag weekend. The poor victim was being made to walk around wearing a dress and a sign which said ‘Anything for one euro’. They had all been drinking rather a lot and one of them stood in front of his Read More …

Getting started with Life Logging

Choosing an application for automatic life logging There are one or two applications that you can use for your iOS or Android devices that will give you automatic life logging capabilities. Basically all you need to do is to start the application and it will record the places that you have been to. Some of these applications have better facilities than others and maybe it’s best to try out a Read More …

Having a lucky life

Unlucky or lucky? There are times when I think I’m an unlucky person. Then there are also times and I think I am a very lucky person indeed! I suppose that is all part of the changeability of life and living it. Life would probably be boring if it was all the same at one grey boring level and no ups and downs. I think that I was unlucky that Read More …

About the work in a Costa Brava Campsite by the beach

Practising other languages This is my seventh summer working at a campsite situated on the beach in Costa Brava in Catalonia north eastern part of Spain . Every year I tell myself that I would like to be doing something else because the pay is not too good. Then again, there aren’t too many jobs around and there are times when I actually like doing the job. I get a Read More …

Too Young and Handsome To Be a Grandad

I can never resist making a funny comment or being silly, despite my age and the fact that I should know better. Plenty of people become grandparents at a younger age than myself. I am 55 at the moment so I am not exactly a spring chicken anymore. Indeed, my brother who is four years younger than me became a Grandad five years ago and I teased him mercilessly about Read More …