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Rael Madrid v Barcelona

El Classico.   The history.

Most Britons do not know how to make a cup of tea

Most Britons do not know how to make a cup of tea, say scientists. Scientists at University College London say Brits do not let tea infuse for long enough to bring out the complex flavours. It is enough to send teaspoons clattering into saucers across the country, but according to scientists, four out of five Britons do not brew their tea correctly Despite drinking 165 million cups of tea each day, scientists believe that   most Brits do not allow the leaves to infuse long enough  for the complex flavours to emerge. Researchers at University College London and the British Science Association claim tea must be allowed to steep for up to five minutes, far longer than the toe-tapping two minutes allowed by most drinkers. More than three quarters of people in Britain drink a cup of tea every day (ALAMY) And they advise using a pot rather than a tea-bag in a mug to allow convection currents to swirl tea leaves fully through the water. •  Could a cold brew repl

Mothers Day 2015

‘When all the others were away at Mass’ [from Clearances in memoriam M.K.H., 1911-1984] by Seamus Heaney When all the others were away at Mass I was all hers as we peeled potatoes. They broke the silence, let fall one by one Like solder weeping off the soldering iron: Cold comforts set between us, things to share Gleaming in a bucket of clean water. And again let fall. Little pleasant splashes From each other’s work would bring us to our senses. So while the parish priest at her bedside Went hammer and tongs at the prayers for the dying And some were responding and some crying I remembered her head bent towards my head, Her breath in mine, our fluent dipping knives– Never closer the whole rest of our lives. From  New Selected Poems 1966-1987 , Faber and Faber Ltd.

2015 New Paintings

Image New Painting August.



Paddys Day 2015

2017 Get outa my garden Ya slithery snakes Ya! Get outa my garden Ya slithery snakes Ya! watercolour 2017 Feb. March Events:​ Saint Patricks Day Events. Fuengirola: So What are you doing for Paddys Day? http://artrogersstore.…/paddys- day.html Fuengirola TV  en español. ​ Marbella ​: Malaga City: 17.03.2015 Mass  at 11 AM at iglesia San Patricio followed with an opportunity to meet the small but exclusive Irish community from Malaga City. Fuengirola and Benalmadena various events. 14.03 and 15.03 Irish Club Marbella run a two day event. See their web site. Art Exhibitions  ongoing at LUCIA, Fuengirola. "Flowers and Fountains" with R Wood and Vanda Athay currently showing. 14.03.2015 Rugby:  Saturday next will see the pubs heaving with Paddies to witness Wales v Ireland in the Six Nations. Rugby Union to you! Played 3 won 3! Come on ye boys in Green! We beat Ita

BLOOMSDAY Bathe on the beach 2015.

OF A TUESDAY! OF A TUESDAY! Bella Cohen BUT! 5th Bloomsday Bathe on the Beach, Malaga – Spain. For the fifth year we are planning a simple reading, swim or paddle off the beach on Bloomsday this year on Sunday, 14th June .  What makes our event a little different is that the readers are encouraged to read their pieces in their own language. This is a fun, non intellectual, nor threatening event. And it is FREE. All that is required is that you turn up on time to participate. It will be a memorable occasion. A fun get together! But you must bring your own copy of Ulysses. We will be reading from Chapter 2 and 4. Download from the internet in your own language. Where:  The Beach, Fuengirola Paseo Marítimo Rey de España, 29640 Fuengirola, Málaga, Spain. Opposite Hotel Florida, beside La Cepa Playa. Bring a beach chair or towel or you can sit on the sand! When:   SUNDAY 14 June 2015, 8.45 AM – 11.30 AM. Cost:  Free, no booki