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WHAT’S THAT IN THE CLOT?

I keep a close eye on reports from my birding friends who are resident in Spain, and read with considerable envy their news on local sightings – and just a few days ago it was brought home to me just how much I’m missing Spain, when records began to appear of the return of the
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ANIMAL PROTECTION LAWS

Spanish Lower House of Congress are working on a law which will start considering animals as not things but live beings. This means their physical and psychic welfare will be evaluated in those judicial resolutions involving divorces and embargoes. So far, a companion animal can be embargoed, according to its estimated value, for paying a
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A Valley of Moros y Cristianos

The weekend before Easter brought a surprise birthday treat in the form of a journey through the magnificent landscape of the Valls d’Alcoi valley surrounded by the magnificent Sierra de Aitana mountain. This mountain can be appreciated from Gran Alacant, lying behind the city of Alicante and capped with snow a couple of times a
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WATER RAIL

Spring is here, and it must be wonderful for those of you who are able to stroll around the Clot in lovely sunny weather. Those of us stuck back in Blighty are extremely envious, as April showers drench us and night temperatures can still get down to near freezing; we can’t wait for the restrictions
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The anteroom of the Borgias …

From the Kennedys to the Kardashians family sagas can fascinate, entertain and occasionally appal. Amongst the most colourful and notorious family stories is that of the Borgias recently brought back to life by a lavish Netflix blockbuster.  The Borgia family famously used the church as their route to power, fame and wealth. The family produced
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True or False

It’s 2nd March as I sit here writing this I’d hoped to reflect on what exciting things I’ve done during February. The fact is the most exciting thing was one Friday night placing a beer in each room of my house, and called it a pub crawl. But as I sit here the lockdown has
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What is a cardiovascular disease?

Cardiovascular diseases are a group of disorders that affect the heart and blood vessels, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart diseases. They often present without pain and symptoms. For that reason, they are often left untreated. This can lead to even more serious health problems, such as heart attack, stroke or other organ
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