Author Archives: Umpius

About Umpius

I retired and moved to the Costa del Sol in 2003 and I now live in the Jalon Valley which is in the Costa Blanca area.

Chef Umpius

Home Cooking Some dishes that I have prepared recently    

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Leaders Television Debates

Leaders Television Debates The General Election 7th May 2015. A new format for the live television leaders debates.     “Here is the answer I will give to you, irrespective of the question that you asked me.”   Think back … Continue reading

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Jon Gaunt

Jon Gaunt – Podcasts   Visit Gaunty at his new website and download his podcasts at www.jongaunt.com Leave a five star review and comment. Listen to the Jon Gaunt show by downloading the app from the website and listen live. … Continue reading

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I will always walk with you

I will always walk with you   A poem for anyone who has said goodbye to a beloved dog     I am walking with you  

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DJ Umpius Sunbed Dancing

Sunbed Dancing When you are cooking on the sunbed with the iPod blasting out your favourite playlist do your feet rock to the beat whilst your head does the chicken peck? Do you hold a cerveza in one hand whilst … Continue reading

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Eamonn or George

Eamonn or George?       What an uncanny resemblance! Can you tell the difference between Eamonn Holmes and George Clooney?     Off-piste with Eamonn Holmes                      

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New Year’s Day 2014

A good start to the New Year. After a scenic drive along a winding road into the mountains we arrived at our destination venta Collao near to the village of Benimurell. The sun blazed down on us as we drank … Continue reading

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Desert Island Choices

Desert Island Discs   You are asked to choose which eight pieces of music you would take with you if you are a castaway plus a book and a luxury item. If you are a distinguished person you would also … Continue reading

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Jethro Killed Rudolph

Jethro Killed Rudolph Get the festive groanometer out. I have gone crackers       Christmas cracker jokes What did the lawyer say to the flautist Ian Anderson? ‘You’ve not got a leg to stand on’ Why did the archer … Continue reading

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Orwellian iSpy

Assuming the World is not key word digitally monitored is an extreme Orwellian denial. Continue reading

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