FABULOUS FATSO RAINED BILLIONS OF EUROS ON SPAIN

FABULOUS FATSO RAINED BILLIONS OF EUROS ON SPAIN »

23 Dec, 2023
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Spain has just celebrated the biggest and much-awaited special Christmas draw of the National Lottery, the "El Gordo de Navidad", the world's biggest lottery draw. El Gordo rained more than €2.5 billion in prizes across the country. Want to find out if you've gotten drenched in the deluge and not know it? Read on.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Bringing Back Them Old Family Christmases,” 22 December 1972 (PART 1)

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Bringing Back Them Old Family Christmases,” 22 December 1972 (PART 1) »

19 Dec, 2023
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"I am one of those travelers who tend to identify places with what was eaten there! Perhaps by trying to develop a little more of the atmosphere of those old-fashioned Christmases at home that we want to re-live, we would do more to recapture them than depending on the elements of a menu to do so. What most of us want is the sense of a family together, sharing in the meaning and merriment both of the holiday season."

A SECOND OPINION: Time for a Jolly Christmas and a Happy New Year!

A SECOND OPINION: Time for a Jolly Christmas and a Happy New Year! »

20 Dec, 2022
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Maybe, just maybe, 2023 will be a better year for all of us. We can do our best and hope in the future. Have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy and Wholesome New Year!

BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, CHRISTMAS IS HERE! Free worshop on Ceramic painting for Christmas Decor

BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, CHRISTMAS IS HERE! Free worshop on Ceramic painting for Christmas Decor »

14 Nov, 2022
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TEN RINKS FOR AN ICY WHITE CHRISTMAS IN MADRID!

TEN RINKS FOR AN ICY WHITE CHRISTMAS IN MADRID! »

4 Dec, 2021
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Rinks to skate on ice in not-so-cold Madrid! (But wait till the surprising Madrid winter sets in and you'll get truly chilled --  to the bone! As Christmas should do?)

CHRISTMAS ALREADY OR JUST COLD AUTUMN? WHICHEVER, WARM TO IT!

CHRISTMAS ALREADY OR JUST COLD AUTUMN? WHICHEVER, WARM TO IT! »

9 Nov, 2021
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Free workshops to make the cold November bright -- and to conjure up Christmas which is just around the corner.

EL ROSCÓN DE REYES: The King´s Ring Cake

EL ROSCÓN DE REYES: The King´s Ring Cake »

6 Jan, 2021
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One of the most popular Christmastime sweet treats in Spain is the roscón, the King´s Ring Cake. Strictly speaking, it should be eaten on the 6th of January. In practice the delightful sweet-tooth pleasure is served from the "First Day of Christmas" (December 25) through the "Twelfth Day" (January 6) or the Epiphany when the Star of Bethlehem reveals the Infant Jesus to the Three Kings, putting an end to the Christmas celebrations.

THE KING WHO’S STUCK IN  THE ORIENT

THE KING WHO’S STUCK IN THE ORIENT »

23 Dec, 2020
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King Juan Carlos, the father of the reigning King of Spain, Felipe VI, isn’t coming – can´t come – home for Christmas much as he wants to. Hard on the heels of headline-grabbing scandals, he has self-exiled in the United Arab Emirates since last summer. And now neither King Felipe nor Pedro Sanchez, President of Spain, feels comfortable having the octogenarian "King Emeritus" back. He used to be hero-worshipped, having engineered the way to a parliamentary monarchy after nearly four decades of the stultifying Franco dictatorship.

CHESTNUTS, A YULETIDE STREET FEAST

CHESTNUTS, A YULETIDE STREET FEAST »

11 Dec, 2019
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In Madrid, as in any other self-respecting city, there are stands roasting chestnuts in strategic streets. They don’t come cheap, though. At least not in Madrid. A dozen costs between €2.00 and €3.00. But they’re veritable health food, on top of the Christmassy feeling they evoke. They can even improve brain function! Happy eating!

THE BATTLE OF THE CHRISTMAS TREE

THE BATTLE OF THE CHRISTMAS TREE »

10 Dec, 2019
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Now that it’s Christmastime, there are “better” things to squabble about. Martinez Almeida warned that “the Christmas lights in Madrid will shine so bright you’ll be able to see them in Vigo.” Caballero shot back: “Don’t even dream of competing with me. New York tried and lost.”