15 April 2022: Various stuff.

Night’s candles are burnt out, and jocund day stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops

Spanish life is not always likeable but it is compellingly loveable
Christopher Howse: ‘A Pilgrim in Spain’

Cosas de España/Galiza 

Yesterday saw the Santa Semana procession of Los Legionarios down in Málaga. I always find this a tad ridiculous – not to say camp – but you can judge for yourself here and here. Where you can see the medieval costumes which inspired the Ku Klux Klan outfit

Lenox Napier of Business Over Tapas tells us that the PP’s new leader – Gallego, Alberto Feijoo – has ‘moved away from the scorched earth policy of his predecessor and is ready to strike deals with the Prime minister on issues requiring broad political support’ – regarded as the best strategy to distance himself from the far-right Vox. Lenox seems at least a tad sceptical that this will last long. As, indeed, I am.

Thinking of retiring here? Then, this will be useful.

And here’s the annual review or Easter dishes around Spain.

The UK 

So, not only in Spain . . . The £46bn “bounce back loan scheme” saw the greatest amount of fraud in history. Tens of thousands of loans were handed to potential fraudsters and an estimated figure of up to £20bn was lost from the public purse.   


With the sinking of the flagship ‘Moskva’, this has been a bad day for Putin. Even if his propaganda effort keeps the news from the Russian population, his prestige has taken a dent and his war-making capacity reduced. And, to make matters worse, it is raining in Donbass, with further rain forecast. General Mud has intervened and Russian troops are going nowhere.

The Way of the World/Israel

The tragic truth of Israel in the 21st century – it is under violent siege by terrorists and it is under political and moral siege by Western virtue-signallers. It is targeted by a truly unholy alliance of Islamic extremists and the Western chattering class. Full article here.


Una pupa: A bruise or graze. Yesterday, my 3 year old grandson was disappointed to find his had healed, so he couldn’t show me it.

Finally . . . 

To amuse . . .

For new reader(s): If you’ve landed here looking for info on Galicia or Pontevedra, try here. If you’re passing through Pontevedra on the Camino, you’ll find a guide to the city there.



    • Interesting, Perry. Shall be reading this. I did download it on my mobile, but was quickly reminded that with my eyesight, it is probably better to read it on a 24 inch monitor.

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