Dec 282015
The Infamous 51 Things I Learnt in 2015 Post - You Can Never Have Too Much Life

Every year I put together a mega post of 50, or maybe even 51, things that I have learnt during the year in business and in life. Here is the fifth year of this review and this time it is mostly business as there has been a particular business slant in the last twelve months, lots of work. Some of the things may be repeated from previous years, as yet I don’t know because when I am writing this I do […]

Dec 272014
The Infamous 51 Things I Learnt in 2014 Post

Every year I learn new stuff, everyone does, or rather should do, however not everyone lays it bare and tells others what they have learnt. I have done it three times now, I focussed on property in 2011 and you can see it here. In 2012 it was more general and you can take a look here and then repeated the dose with a much more personal and introspective one in 2013 which you can view here. So this year it is back for […]

Nov 202014
Lessons Learnt From Writing 10 Things You Should Be Doing Every Day In Spain

I wrote a generally very well received post a few months ago called 10 Things You Should Be Doing Every Day in Spain. (See it at the link… go on I can wait… just make sure to come back here later) It basically glorified a few aspects of living that will make your life in Spain much better than if you don’t do them at all. Anyway, as I said generally it was very well received and shared all over […]

Some of My Favourite Twitter Stuff This Week

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Feb 152014

It’s time to riff on a theme again with some of my favourite tweets from the last couple of weeks, photos, videos, thoughts and rants along with some politics, some articles and more. Take a look at what has interested me in the last couple of weeks since my last twitter post. PICTURES AND VIDEOS Firstly I managed to grab some really cheap flights to New York for mid March and this picture of New York is whetting my appetite […]

Dec 062013
Football, Fascism and Spain's PP Government. The New Citizen's Security Law

I really don’t like calling a person or an organisation fascist, when you do you just look as if you have lost the argument really. It’s the rule of the Internet – the first person to call somebody else a Nazi has lost the argument. However with the new law that is going through parliament in Spain at the moment I think that I am perfectly within my rights to say that maybe, just maybe, the party who is proposing […]

Jan 142013
Progress on The Bootstrapping Book and an Interview

As you will know if you have been following the blog I am co-writing a book at the moment. Tentatively called “The Bootstrapping Book – How to start up a business from nothing” (Catchy title I know) it comprises ten chapters with various ideas for getting started in your own business without having to buy stock, rent a place to conduct your business or, in essence, put money down.

Jan 112013
Looking for your Facebook Comments

After years of having to manage rather nonsensical spam comments on posts congratulating me on my excellent knowledge of the subject, asking me why it didn’t work on their browser and mostly not even referring to the article, today I have installed the Facebook Comments plugin you can find here.

Aug 232012
Spanish Business Culture... Just Behind Mongolia

The World Bank has come out with a rather shocking picture of what it is like trying to operate a business in Spain. As explained in the video below, Spain ranks 62nd in the World for ease of conducting business, that is just behind World powerhouse economies like Mongolia and Tonga.

Taking Time Out On Holiday In Asturias

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Aug 232012
Taking Time Out On Holiday In Asturias

This blog was very quiet last week as I went on holiday with the family. Asturias was our destination in the north of Spain where we were looking for a bit of rain and a lot of food. Just a quick post to say we are back and to show you a few Asturian “delicacies”.