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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, July 12, 2008


One of the local choirs sang a few songs last night. The recital started at 11pm, to avoid the heat, and they did about a dozen tunes. Nothing special really but, then again, there is something rather nice about closing down a street, setting out a few chairs, installing a choir and giving away fizzy wine and cake when it's all done.

Someone said to me the other day that Spaniards like to complain about the summer heat but that they really look forward to summer - it's just like one long party with a group of friends - she said.

And, as an aside we were in Murcia yesterday afternoon which has a reputation for being a little warm. When we came out of the pictures there was a breeze, a hot breeze, like a large scale fan heater. The thermometer on the car suggested a comfortable 38.5ºC

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