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Journey To A Dream

In May 2002 my wife and I journeyed from Huddersfield in England's industrial north to rural Galicia. Join us on our journey and immerse your senses in the sights, sounds, and tastes of this remote and little known region of Spain.

Canabal Chronicle - Issue 2
13 July 2017 @ 10:00

Note from the editor: due to the unprecedented success of issue one, I’m delighted to bring you the second issue. Some said this project was doomed to failure. One anonymous source was quoted as saying “People aren’t interested in happy news”. Here at the Chronicle we disagree and after just one issue our headline story proves that where the Chronicle leads, others follow.



BBC Jumps on the Bandwagon Earlier in the week, unconfirmed rumours began circulating that top brass from the BBC had been seen skulking around the offices of the Canabal Chronicle searching for their next big scoop. The story gathered pace after BBC Points West ran an article featuring a Terry the Terrier lookalike. It seems that Terry, in association with the Chronicle, has started a social media trend that looks set to go viral.



Terry was unavailable for comment. He was busy consoling his friend Gerry the Wolves who’d called round on the off-chance that some of Terry’s Premier League magic would rub off on him – no such luck Gerry.




Fit to Drop The Sober Keep Fit Society, including the Canabal chapter, celebrated their annual end of course dinner at the restaurant O Regata here in the village. Over seventy residents attended, most of which were over seventy.



To ensure the continuing success of the society, instructor Dunia (centre and slim) chose the menu - churrasco Gallego (mixed grill) and chips. Copious amounts of red wine ensured that everyone went home with a smile on their face. 





No Hard Feelings And finally, to show executives from the BBC that the Canabal Chronicle is not one to hold a grudge. We’d like to share another global first – a grapevine called Jeremy. Earlier in the growing season a thick frost devastated local vineyards. At the time, it was touch and go if Jeremy vine would survive. Thanks to well-wishers from all over the world, Jeremy vine has made a full recovery. Such was the sentiment felt by the general public that people from as far away as California, Nottingham, Chelmsford and Wolverhampton have visited during his convalescence. Thank you, one and all.





This issue of the Canabal Chronicle was brought to you by Craig Briggs, author of The Journey series of books.

To purchase copies of my books, click these titles:

Journey To A Dream - Beyond Imagination - Endless Possibilities


Find out more about Craig, and Galicia or look him up on Facebook


Craig and Melanie also own and operate a luxury farmhouse rental property called Campo Verde. To find out more about a stay at Campo Verde and Galicia in general, visit their website getaway-galicia




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