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Life in Culebrón is a disconnected series of pieces about the banal and ordinary of everyday life in an inland Alicante village seen from my very British perspective.

Saturday, April 26, 2008


I do a Spanish course at the local Adult Ed. Centre. Each year all the Education Centres in the district have a get together. The individual towns take it in turn to host the event. Last year we went to Monforte del Cid, this year everyone came to Pinoso.

We started with breakfast, what else, then went and had a look at the Sports complex, we saw a promotional video about the town, went to the wine making co-operative and a marble cutting factory. Onwards to the town's theatre for a formal presentation of a book that showcases work from the students at each of the centres. There was a playlet too by the group from Villena about injustice. Finally a walk through town, passing the few sights there are, and on to the gardens outside the shrine at Santa Catalina where we tucked into some local food.

Quite clever planning really as marble and wine are the main exports from the area and all the food at both breakfast and lunch was local to the area. There were nearly 500 people who turned up so it must have taken a bit of organising and it was nice that the sun shone.

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