Having tried and failed to make a living as a stand-up comedian, I ran catering exhibitions and worked for a digital design agency before becoming a freelance writer. Heartbeat is the story of my mid-life attempt to rekindle a love affair with Spain that I had foolishly abandoned fifteen years before.
Published: June 21, 2013.
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Simon Prichard's unique quest in search of 'fiesta forever' takes him to the soul of Spain. Among many other quirky local festivals, he attends a medieval scourging, a drunken tree-climbing contest and a parade by cross-dressing soldiers. He is also beaten with burning torches by an entire village. Simon learns a lot about Spain's genius for celebration - and some surprising things about himself.