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La Tomatina Festa Buñol

Written by RSS Poster Spanish Country Homes on the 05th September 2016 at 21:48 - Posted in Police Blogs

Having really enjoyed the last few fiestas, we decided we would go to Buñol for the tomato fiesta La Tomatina.No-one knows for sure how this fiesta started and there are many stories, from two men starting a food fight in a restaurant that spilled out onto the streets, to a local housewife attacking the farmer with his tomatoes, enraged by the price he was asking!!One thing is for sure, this is no ordinary fiesta.It is estimated that more than 20,000 people descend on the town from all over the...
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The Jumilla Wine Fiesta -La Vendimia de Vino

Written by RSS Poster Spanish Country Homes on the 31st August 2016 at 14:47 - Posted in Police Blogs

The small inland town of Jumilla is an important focal point for the major wine producing industry in the area and this annual event where hundreds of litres of free wine is given away is a thank you from all the bodegas and commercial vineyards.Last nights fiesta has to be one of the craziest yet. This has been our third visit to the wine fiesta at Jumilla and once again we were not disappointed.As hundreds of people line the street, the first float passed by throwing out whistles and the noise...
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How to make Chicken and Rabbit Paella

Written by RSS Poster Spanish Country Homes on the 04th August 2016 at 12:42 - Posted in Police Blogs

The original paella valenciana probably dates to the early 1800s and the earliest kinds of paella were products of purely available local ingredients. Today paella is made in every region of Spain, using just about any kind of ingredient that goes well with rice. In our area of inland Costa Blanca, the most widely accepted Paella consists of rice with rabbit, peppers and chicken, and of course snails!There is an old story of how the Moorish kings’ servants created rice dishes by mixing the left-overs...
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The Farmer and The Donkey- A Moral Story

Written by RSS Poster Spanish Country Homes on the 22nd July 2016 at 12:14 - Posted in Police Blogs

One day a farmer’s donkey fell down a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to work out how to get it out. Finally, he decided the animal was old and as the well needed to be covered up, it just wasn’t worth trying to retrieve the donkey.He asked all his neighbours to come and help him. They all brought a shovel and began shovelling dirt into the well. The donkey of course realised what was going on and began to bellow loudly, but after a while suddenly went quiet.After...
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Spontaneous Spanish Smileys

Written by RSS Poster Spanish Country Homes on the 16th July 2016 at 23:21 - Posted in Police Blogs

You may or may not have heard of Spontaneous Smiley, a project created by photographer Ruth Kaiser in which anyone can share photos of smiley faces they see in everyday objects.On a day out around Alicante we found a few of these smileys hidden in various buildings along the way.Maybe now you’ll spot some too!

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