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Starting out a new life in Spain

This Blog is about my families new life in Spain, nothing more nothing less (Hope those who read it enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed our experience so far)

The Square
20 September 2008 @ 09:55

Its one of those strange things, especially after reading the books, Spanish Lessons by Derek Lambert etc that I cannot fathom certain things. Now in Ireland the children would like to go out to "Quasar", "Bowling" and all those sorts of things. However here they want to go the "Square". Of course all this is a the village square and they are content to knock a ball around, play tag and generally have fun of their own making. This is of course fantastic as they start to explore friendships not only with the expats but also with some spanish children. My wife and I are gently (and not so gently) saying you must go and play with the spanish so that they start to hear words

Mind you last night they were playing after a meal at a local place and they were using Spanglish which made us smile

Anyway back to the square...everyone and their dog gather there and chat...we now sit, listen and smile as we remind ourselves of those chats years back when we said "this could be us if we want to".

I do wonder how the marvels of the square will dissapate over the months, but judging by the enjoyment it brings to us all then it doesn't appear that will be anytime soon..

It of course helps that I have been unable to get any telly sorted with the demise of the rebroadcasters, so where re we going to go tonight after a spot of guessed it the Square....

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