Autumn TV preview – ‘Attack of the Clones’

Wednesday, September 22, 2004 And another thing, while I remember. I’ve just had my first article for the Santa Fe Reporter published. The Reporter is the alternative weekly magazine in town, and it’s read by around 50,000 people. I did a preview of the new TV season, and it begins: This season, cloning comes to […]


Wednesday, September 22, 2004 Autumn arrived in northern New Mexico at the weekend. We were heading up the road to Taos – the smaller and more hippy-influenced version of Santa Fe (Albuquerquans make fun of us for being too out there; we make fun of the Taosenos). Taking the High Road up towards Chimayo we […]

Burn him, Burn him!

Friday, September 10, 2004 Santa Fe is entering the time of the fiestas – the tourists have all but left, the monsoons are over, and it’s getting a little more chilly overnight, but still lovely and warm during the day. The fiestas celebrate the 1692 recapturing of Santa Fe from the indians (local native Americans […]

iPod with a mind of its own?

Tuesday, September 07, 2004 I finally got my iPod fixed, and since we’re waiting for the shipment from Ireland to arrive (could be tomorrow), it’s been my main source of music (I’d fortunately backed up quite a few albums on my machine and Buendia’s). We had friends visiting over the weekend, so during dinner and […]

Erin packet soup

Tuesday, August 31, 2004 So there will always be foodstuffs the expat misses from home, but then again, there’ll be some he doesn’t miss. We’ve tracked down Kerrygold butter, Jacobs Cream Crackers, Wensleydale cheese, brought our Barry’s tea with us, and also secured supplies of Marmite, liqourice allsorts and other goodies. Today in Cost Plus […]