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Author Topic: The Spanish things we need ...

Offline Janet

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The Spanish things we need ...
« on: Mon 29 Jan 2018, 18:33 »
I love my visits to the UK and Germany, because they're "family", and because they feel "familiar" ... but they increasingly feel "less familiar"!

I love the trees, and rivers, and autumn, and ... and now I'm struggling ...

And when I'm away from Tenerife, I miss the language, the sound of it and the familiarity of it, and I found I couldn't understand some Scottish woman the other day on R4 ...

I might be going native ...

Anyway, HERE is the list of 10 Spanish things we all need! I can hit seven of them ... I don't do paella, and have no need of Tshirts and football scarves! What about you??

And can you think of any Spanish "essentials" that aren't on that list?
One must have sunshine, freedom and flowers. Hans Christian Andersen

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Re: The Spanish things we need ...
« Reply #1 on: Mon 29 Jan 2018, 18:52 »
Larios! , Ron Miel,  Barraquito  (Ok I know the last two are Canarian, but a bit of poetic licence):tiphat:

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Re: The Spanish things we need ...
« Reply #2 on: Mon 29 Jan 2018, 18:57 »
hombre, aquí somos Canarios ...

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Re: The Spanish things we need ...
« Reply #3 on: Mon 29 Jan 2018, 21:18 »
1, 7 and 8. 

Though I am not too sure how happy I'd be living away from here in any case.

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Re: The Spanish things we need ...
« Reply #4 on: Mon 29 Jan 2018, 21:51 »
Fan, mop and wine & beer for me  :great:  I'd also add to the list a hob-top cafetera (though is that more Italian?), Spanish coffee and a toldo (sunblind) for my terrace.

It's so hard to find a decent cup of coffee in the UK at any price, yet in Tenerife there's great coffee everywhere for a little over €1 a cup!  In the supermarket, Douwe Egberts, Lavazza and whatever can't hold a candle to Mercadona's own brand.
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Re: The Spanish things we need ...
« Reply #5 on: Tue 30 Jan 2018, 15:28 »
Actually on that list a mop is the only one for me all the rest I can do without.

Now queso blanco de cabra, baraquito, yes @nova you are right about the coffee -  :great:

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Re: The Spanish things we need ...
« Reply #6 on: Tue 30 Jan 2018, 15:34 »
yes where's the cheese??! And the tapas!
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Re: The Spanish things we need ...
« Reply #7 on: Tue 30 Jan 2018, 15:34 »
I love my visits to the UK and Germany, because they're "family", and because they feel "familiar" ... but they increasingly feel "less familiar"!

I love the trees, and rivers, and autumn, and ... and now I'm struggling ...

And when I'm away from Tenerife, I miss the language, the sound of it and the familiarity of it, and I found I couldn't understand some Scottish woman the other day on R4 ...

I might be going native ...

Anyway, HERE is the list of 10 Spanish things we all need! I can hit seven of them ... I don't do paella, and have no need of Tshirts and football scarves! What about you??

And can you think of any Spanish "essentials" that aren't on that list?


That's coz they're all a wee bit pissed  :giggle: :giggle:

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Re: The Spanish things we need ...
« Reply #8 on: Tue 30 Jan 2018, 15:35 »
yes where's the cheese??! And the tapas!

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Re: The Spanish things we need ...
« Reply #9 on: Tue 30 Jan 2018, 15:46 »
oh yes!!!!!!

And jamón ...

funny how it's all edibles or drinkables ... :giggle:
One must have sunshine, freedom and flowers. Hans Christian Andersen