December 21, 2017

Lotteries are big business in Spain. And I’m happy to say that people do win – in 2012, 70 people in Breña Alta shared 7 million euros. Good luck to them. The two big lotteries over Christmas are particularly popular, “El Gordo” (the fat one) on December 22nd and “EL Niño” (the child) on January 6th have extra large prizes, but your extra unlikely to win because they sell so…


Constitution Day

Tomorrow is a public holiday in Spain. It’s Constitution Day. The 8th is a holiday too, and most schools shut on the 7th. If you need to go shopping, do it today or Monday. On December 6th 1978: The Spanish Nation, wishing to establish justice, liberty and security, and to promote the welfare of all who make part of it, in use of her sovereignty, proclaims its will to: Guarantee…

December 5, 2015

Tuesday 13th

You know how some Brits and Americans are superstitious about Friday 13th? Well in Spain, some people are superstitious about Tuesday 13th. So this is your chance for slightly cheaper flights.

January 13, 2015

Spain 1 – Germany 0

We’re a very happy place this Monday morning. For anyone who hasn’t heard, Spain won European Championship last night, for the first time in 44 years. From my window I can see four people at the bus stop opposite, waiting to go to work as usual. But today they have their arms around each other, jumping up and down with the people at the end punching the air, chanting, “¡España!…

June 30, 2008


As most people know, the local currency is Euros, just like the rest of Spain and most of Europe. Here’s a jigsaw of 200 euros. Just click on it to play.

February 2, 2008