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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

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The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,900 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,200 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Best book about Granada bar none!

What happens to a man when he reaches mid life, loses his marriage, job and home, and decides on a whim to emigrate to a country where he can’t speak the language?

The Cats of the River Darro tells the tale of one such man’s adventures in the beautiful Spanish city of Granada. After hastily training to be an English teacher Liverpudlian Derek Dohren has nothing to lose except his dignity as he plunges head first from one classroom mishap to the next.

Wonderfully illustrated by talented new artist Natasha Phillips this hilariously entertaining book is written in an intriguing mix of straight narrative and fictional short stories with the writer regularly sharing his thoughts on art, religion, quantum physics, and of course cats.
Share the writer’s journey as he uses fantasy and science, God and the afterlife in a glorious attempt to make sense of a world that for him has been turned upside down.

On a parallel earth somewhere in the vast multiverse we call home this book has already zipped to the top of the bestsellers lists.

 

Check Out Dohren’s website athttp://derekdohren.com/

Or

FB : http://www.facebook.com/thecatsoftheriverdarro

Or read more reviews:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cats-River-Darro-Derek-Dohren/dp/1478315539/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1351962025&sr=8-1

 

And Granada Insider’s own review of thge book:

If I had been told beforehand that this book would cover topics as diverse as teaching English, football legends, the question of identity, the beauty of art and quantum physics, I would have thought; whoa, that sounds really quite ambitious.

Somehow Dohren pulls it off, he covers all of these topics and many more yet it reads so easily as a story about a guy and his thoughts on the world. Through a naturally playful style with language and a large dose of self-deprecating humour he keeps the reader laughing out loud and turning the pages until the very end, wanting to find out what might happen next.

Its like a cross mix of Kerouac’s “On the Road” and a Monty Python sketch with a blast of Catch 22 for good measure.

In fact keeping with the Spanish theme of the book I would compare it to a Pedro Almodovar movie, at times blurring the distinction between fantasy and reality while always telling a compelling story with hilarious moments of natural humour. When Almodovar does get around to turning the book into a movie I would be keen to see Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan or Ardal O’Hanlon playing the lead role.

I look forward to reading the complete collection of the tales of drivel.

 
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Winter Photos of Granada

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Mark Shurey, Flamenco Artist

Skiing in the Sierra NevadaMark Shurey, Flamenco Artist

christmas marketsMark Shurey, Flamenco ArtistSkiing in the Sierra Nevada

lotería

crimbo sweets

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Corpus Christi Granada 2011

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or otherwise known as “la feria”. June in  Granada means one thing. It is fiesta time.  A week long celebration where local Granadinos really party hard. For all the details on what the Feria de Corpus Christi 2011 is about make sure to check out our article that explains the traditions, as well as giving the key dates, timetable and how to get there and what to do: Corpus Christi 2011

All photos by Granada Insider’s top photographer Sarah Hansen

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