These articles contain my weekly diary entries, my bucket list, my food recipes & other things that I find interesting. Along with general information about the place that I live in, Los Alcazares, it also contains my often told stories of how I have met many 'celebrities' during my travels, memories of my past that sometimes come flooding back to me & the occasional joke or three.

I hope you enjoy reading about my interests & that if you disagree with some of my opinions in this section of my website, that it won't stop you buying me a beer when you see me next.

Alan Morris in week 42 of 2021

This week started off with a visit to the Doctors surgery for blood tests which caused a panic at the hospital for a brief while later in the week.

Read more: Week Fourty Two

Alan Morris in week 41 of 2021

This week started off slowly & ended up in a mad rush to get hospital appointments.

Read more: Week Fourty One

Alan Morris in week 40 of 2021

This week started with an unexpected visitor calling me from below my balcony.

Read more: Week Fourty

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This week starts with a visit to the Dr to get the results of the blood test that I had a few days ago.

Read more: Week Thirty Nine

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This week starts with my morning swim, the sun is back after a few days of clouds & rain. The blue sky always makes me realise how lucky I am to live here in Los Alcazares.

Read more: Week Thirty Eight

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This week starts with a morning swim & the sun is back after a few days of clouds.

Read more: Week Thirty Seven

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This week starts with a morning swim & the sun is back after a few days of clouds.

Read more: Week Thirty Six

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This week starts with my morning swim, two coffees at the Chiringuito El Lobo & very hot weather.

Read more: Week Thirty Five

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This week starts with a visit to hospital in Cartagena. It went well & now I have to wait for further appointments in around two weeks.

Read more: Week Thirty Four

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I started off this week feeling a lot better than I had in a long time. Last weeks visit to see the gastroenterologist, although not complete, has left me feeling a lot better..

Read more: Week Thirty Three

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This week started off with a visit to see my health insurance company about getting an appointment to see a  gastroenterologist.

Read more: Week Thirty Two

Towed car label on pavement in Los Alcazares.

I live at the beach in Los Alcazares & I am constantly amazed by the stupidity & lack of respect that some drivers use when parking their car. This isn't a problem just along the beach area in Los Alcazares, it is through out the town. 

Read more: The Towed Car Song

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Another week starts off with the sun shining & the birds singing in the trees outside my apartment.

Read more: Week Thirty One

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This week starts off with me still feeling poorly, hopefully I will soon have movement on that front, or behind really I suppose.

Read more: Week Thirty

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This week starts off very sunny again & I hope it continues like this for a long time.

Read more: Week Twenty Nine

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This week is expected to have some very high temperatures so I intend to do even less than I normally do. As I do so little these days anyway it could be a very quiet week.

Read more: Week Twenty Eight

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This week starts with no phone, no money, no kindle but lots of hope. The second half of the year has started.

Read more: Week Twenty Seven, 2021

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This week started well & went downhill quickly. My trust in people was shaken when I was mugged & restored somewhat by the reaction of friends, neighbours & even people I hardly knew.

Read more: Week Twenty Six, 2021

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This week starts with a blue sky, I am up early & go for a walk before it gets too hot.

Read more: Week Twenty Five, 2021

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This week started with a  bright blue sky, birds singing outside my apartment & the sun shining down on the righteous.

Read more: Week Twenty Four, 2021

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This week started with a cloudy, overcast sky & light rain, again.

Read more: Week Twenty Three, 2021

Pat Morita as Mr Miyagi

I was sat at home this week, as it was raining I couldn't go out & I started channel surfing & ended up watching The Next Karate Kid. It was while I was watching this that I remembered meeting Pat in Los Angeles, California.

Read more: Pat Morita

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This week started with a cloudy, overcast sky & light rain.

Read more: Week Twenty Two, 2021

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This week was most notable for the loss of my friend & neighbour Russ Morgan. His favourite saying was 'It's nice to be nice' & he was certainly a nice man. He was always available when I needed any help & kept all his friends laughing with his stories & tales of his adventures in the Dominican Republic last year. RIP Russ, you will be missed.

Read more: Week Twenty One, 2021

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This week starts off with a bright blue sky, warm with lots more sun predicted.

Read more: Week Twenty, 2021

Mickey Spillane.

Mickey Spillane was an American crime novelist, whose stories often featured his detective character, Mike Hammer.

Read more: Mickey Spillane.

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This week starts quietly, I have chocolate pancakes for breakfast before reading my kindle at the beach.

Read more: Week Nineteen, 2021

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This week starts with a walk along the beach to my favourite place for a tostada, La Encarnacion hotel.

Read more: Week Eighteen, 2021

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This week starts late as I have a lie in until after 10:30am

Read more: Week Seventeen, 2021

Langkawi Sky Bridge

Langkawi Sky Bridge.

I saw a photo of the Langkawi Sky Bridge on my computer when Microsoft chose it as a screen saver & I decided I would add it to my bucket list & find out more about it..

Read more: Langkawi Sky Bridge

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The week starts off with a blue sky but rain is forecast later today for a couple of days. Hopefully the rain will miss us.

Read more: Week Sixteen, 2021

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The week starts off with an overcast sky & rain, it looks like it could be here for a couple of days.

Read more: Week Fifteen, 2021

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The week starts off with a bright blue sky with no wind & no cloud cover, I hope it stays that way for a while.

Read more: Week Fourteen, 2021

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The week starts off a bit overcast & I wrap up under a blanket on my sofa, reading my kindle, but soon fall asleep again.

Read more: Week Thirteen, 2021

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The week starts off overcast & cold, the sun does try to break through the clouds in the afternoon but rain is forecast again for the weekend.

Read more: Week Twelve, 2021

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The sun is back out in Los Alcazares & the skies are back to their normal deep blue colour. This will be an interesting week, I have some new shelves & flower containers being put up &  I also have an appointment to see a cardiologist in Cartagena.

Read more: Week Eleven, 2021

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Rain is forecast in Los Alcazares for the start of the week, but it often passes right by us here. I hope it does this week & that it still starts warming up. Next month I plan to start swimming & kayaking again soon.

Read more: Week Ten, 2021

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Last week ended with Arsenal scrapping through into the next round of the Europa league, what drama will they provide for me this week. What problems will I find & solve in my Genealogy research & what excitement does this week bring.

Read more: Week Nine, 2021

Butter chicken curry

Butter chicken curry.

I had bought 4 large chicken breasts with the intention of making something I could freeze. After thinking about what I wanted & searching for some new recipes I decided on something I had not eaten or cooked before.

Read more: Slow cooker butter chicken curry.

Berlanga de Duero castle

Berlanga De Duero Castle.

This castle was built in 1527 & is in the Castile & Leon area of Spain. I had never seen or heard of this place before a picture of it popped up as a screensaver on my laptop.

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Last week ended with a Mars landing, this week starts with an overcast dull sky but what adventures can I have this week.

Read more: Week Eight, 2021

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Last week ended with some sunshine & some of our liberties returning to us, I hope people are sensible so that we can continue to enjoy more freedom as COVID allows us.

Read more: Week Seven, 2021

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The figures from my weigh-in are 17 stone 8lb. A loss of 1lb in my fifth week, At least it is heading in the right direction again after a couple of weeks of small gains I have a small drop in weight again.

Read more: Week Six, 2021

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The figures from my weigh-in are 17 stone 9lb. A gain of 1lb in my fourth week, Again I am not sure how maybe lack of exercise again. My motivation needs to kick in to do more exercise but it's hard. I seem to sit down to do half-hour genealogy research and not move for the whole day.

Read more: Week Five, 2021

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When I wake up week four of 2021 begins with an overcast sky but this soon clears, leaving behind a cold but blue sky. If it warms up it will be a nice day today.

Read more: Week Four, 2021

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Week three of 2021 starts a bit brighter with the sun shining but still cold. After my shower this morning I weigh myself to see how the diet is going.

Read more: Week Three, 2021

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Week two of 2021 starts the way week one ended, raining, overcast & cold. This weather is supposed to be here for a few days so I won't be doing much at the start of this week.

Read more: Week Two, 2021

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Due to the Coronavirus restrictions & the cold, I decided to stay at home in the warm this New Years Eve & I saw in 2021 with James Bond, unfortunately, M didn't make it too far into the New Year before she passed away. In true Hollywood style, all be it in Scotland in the snow, in a dingy family chapel, she died in James' arms.

Read more: Week One, 2021

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It is very hard to write daily posts that are not repetitive when you are unable to get out much due to your levels of fitness, the weather, or the dreaded COVID19 causing you to be isolated to differing degrees. At times during last year I wished I had kept a better diary to help me look back at what was a very frustrating year, a very sad year & a very lonely year. 

Read more: Goodbye 2020.

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Diet update.

After being on my diet for sometime now, most of the time being good & not deviating from it, i have managed to lose weight & when I look in a mirror these days I can see where I have lost it.

Read more: Weight Loss Update