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Voy a Compras – I’m Going Shopping

November 10, 2010 by


As I mentioned in a previous post, I’m in school for 4 hours a day instead of 6 and that has given me time to do other things.  Bill goes shopping every day for food, wine, etc…but the shopping I’m interested in is for clothes and shoes.  Readers who know me well– especially those who […]

Tears of Wonder; Tears of Happiness at the Basilica of The Macarena

November 1, 2010 by


There are many old churches in Seville as well as the beautiful Catedral that Bill wrote about.  The one church that made an impression on me is the Basílica de La Macarena.  La Macarena is Seville’s most revered image and is the patron of gypsies and the protector of the matador.  I’m not sure you can tell from […]

La Batalla de la Lavadura 2 / The Battle of the Washing Machine 2

October 28, 2010 by


I thought I had won the infamous washing machine battle, I hadn’t. I’ve been happily washing clothes with this maldita maquina for two weeks now. I had noticed that there never seemed to be any suds but chalked that up to hard water.  The water didn’t seem hard based on our showers, but what do […]

Muchos Perros y Cuatro Gatos/Many Dogs and Four Cats

October 19, 2010 by


Hay muchos perros in la ciudad.  Los ve caminando con los amos en cada calle.  Grande, pequeño, gordo, flaco.  Mas importante – los perros están detrás de, al lado de, o cerca de sus amos.  ¡No están delante de o corriendo de sus amos!  ¡Que lastima!  ¿Porque no mi perro caminar que eso?   (Algún llorando) […]

La Batalla de la Lavadura / The Battle of the Washing Machine

October 15, 2010 by


Well, for those who where wondering what I do everyday while Sue is mastering Spanish (which she is doing at a wonderful speed!), one answer is — the washing!  It turns out that while our apartment is well equipped, including a nice washing machine, it does not have a clothes dryer. Who knew that was such […]