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  • 21st
  • Sep

Rockin’ On at Gibraltar Music Festival

... and getting my 10cc's-worth!

  • 30th
  • Aug

The Underwater Virgin of Algeciras

She's as popular as Madonna!

So there we were, bombing across the Bay of Algeciras in a Zodiac with six strapping frogmen. Me and my mate Chris Gamble, looking for a virgin!

Spain’s coming down with them but the one in Algeciras plays very hard to get.

For 364 days of the year, she lives on the sea bed. Once a year,…

  • 18th
  • Aug

Zen & the Art of Gibraltar Border Queuing

How to make the waiting Rock!

Don’t get me wrong. It will never catch on as a tourist attraction.

No one’s going to get themselves trapped in a traffic jam for 6 hours 20 minutes and…

  • 18th
  • Jul

If you go down to the woods today …

You could meet a Real Corker!

He emerged from the undergrowth, tall, tanned and taut of torso, and I wondered if I was encountering my first bandit.

We were, after all, in bandit country – the wilds of Los Alcornocales Nature…

  • 05th
  • Jul

The Zahara Tuna Festival

A great gourmet gig on the Costa de la Luz

  • 22nd
  • Jun

Bambi’s Great Escape

En-deer-ing encounter with a Malaya Case fawn in Jimena

You’ve seen him in Babycham adverts and a well-known Walt Disney cartoon but I never expected to come nose-to-nose with the real-life, polka-dotted, velvet-antlered version: Bambi in the flesh.

That pleasure awaits visitors to the…

  • 31st
  • May

A Bitter Twist on Lennon

By his ex, Cynthia (a musical post)

I used to hate Cynthia Lennon.

A lot of us teenage girls were a bit psycho, that way, in the psychedelic Sixties. Pinning Beatles to our bedroom walls like crazed etymologists. Insanely jealous of wives and girlfriends. Fantasising about John/George/Paul/Ringo – take…

  • 04th
  • May

Long Live The Reporter’s Notebook!

(and I don’t mean the Sony version)

Am I the only journalist in the world who doesn’t get excited about the latest electronic gadgets?

Call me old fashioned but low tech still rocks for me. And that’s not just because I started…

  • 10th
  • Apr

Riding Mr Henderson’s Railway

& a journalist's noble cause ...

It’s teatime on a wet Wednesday in April when the Algeciras-to-Ronda train makes an unscheduled stop at San Pablo to collect two dozen passengers from the rain-soaked…

  • 23rd
  • Mar

Hairy Moment with the Gibraltar Monkeys

A Cautionary Tale

I wasn’t going to share this video of my mate, Dave, meeting a monkey in Gibraltar.

One reason is that I used a bad word in it but he’s managed to…