The Foam Fest

Despite my new commitment to posting every day, I have dropped a day already. I have a good excuse though – two, actually. The first is I spent the morning

Spanish food culture

I couldn’t go any longer without writing something about Spanish food culture. It is one of the great pleasures of being here. So far, I have found very few places

Working from home

Last December my family and I moved from England back to my wife’s native Spain. My wife and I had work from home jobs and with our daughter growing up

Homemade energy that doesn’t cost thousands

Now I know this has little to do with ‘culture’ or communication for that matter, but renewable energy is something I also am very passionate about – we need to

Lleida Airport nears completion

Lleida is to get a new airport very soon, in time for the next skiing season. With the Pyrenees just an hour’s drive or so away, it is hoped that

Spanish bureaucracy

Following my last post on culture shock my ideas have been seriously tested. I’ve been living in Spain for six months almost to the day and for most of that

Avoiding culture shock

When someone from your host culture appears rude or unnecessarily polite, step back and think about how you react in the same situation and realise it is just a different

Mono-lingual Brits

The British have always been adventurous, yet never prepared to meet other cultures halfway. In today’s globalised world the spread of English as the ‘killer language’ has re-enforced this national

Where art thou, English culture?

Having married into a Spanish family (or more specifically Catalan) over ten years ago, I have long been aware of the multitude of cultural traditions here, as numerous as the

A Proper blog….

OK, so I decided to stop pretending I would use this site to create a well structured, optimised, coherent site and submit to the inevitable call of the Blog. I