Jim Tickner

Jim Tickner
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Jim Tickner
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“Patch, His Pack, and Dear Old Reg” is a story about our move from Portsmouth to Andalucia, when my wife Chris was offered a teaching job just outside Seville.
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“Patch, His Pack, and Dear Old Reg”.
When Jim and Chris, a disenchanted English couple searching for adventure in a foreign land, find themselves living in the “Dust Bowl” of Andalucía, they realise that life is not quite what they expected!
They stumble across armies of Solar Soldiers and the local Blu Klux Klan. They find they are living in a land where gobbledegook is considered the official local language, and Smurfs can be spotted at roundabouts, dancing gaily with buckets in their hands.
They spy battalions of Top Gun swifts and house martins flying in protective formation over a monument dedicated to the Phallus, around which cardboard-touting geriatrics perform their unceasing daily rituals of Banter and Barter.
In this Land That Time Forgot, they become unintentionally involved in bizarre religious processions, whilst temperatures soar to the high 40′s, even in Springtime, when streets lined with orange and lemon trees exude a pungent perfume, that at once intoxicates and wraps a comforting arm around you.
They wonder in amazement at what lies behind the myriad closed doors and shuttered, grilled windows of this raucous, bustling town of contradictions. The hapless pair are astounded and discombobulated in equal measure.
Welcome to Pilas!

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Elle Draper

Elle, along with Alan, is the owner of Spain Buddy and the busy web design business - Gandy-Draper. Born a "Norverner", she then spent most of her life "Dann Saff" before moving to Spain in 2006. Elle's loves are Alan, the internet, their three bouncing dogs, good food, and dry white wine - although not necessarily in that order.