4 September 2022: Fatal gorings; Bad news x 2; & Other stuff

Spanish life is not always likeable but it is compellingly loveable

 – Christopher Howse: ‘A Pilgrim in Spain’ 

Brought to you – temporarily, I hope – via a tortuous ( and irritating) route involving my old (malfunctioning)Mac (with attached keyboard), an email to myself and finally my  phone . . . Probably just the phone tomoz.

You’d be forgiven for thinking I made money from this blog . . .

Cosas de España/Galiza

A shocking stat from this year’s celebrations of Spain’s Fiesta Nacional. And it could well increase.

Bad news 1: Santiago de Compostela is planning a tourist tax, to curtail numbers.

Bad news 2: it seems that Renfe’s 50% reduction in train prices won’t apply to journeys of more than 100km. Mine to Madrid every month, for example. . .

After the departure for Madrid of my daughter and grandson to Madrid, I made it down to ur Medieval Festival (La Feira Franca) to find it bigger and noisier than ever. Though I wondered what effect belt-tightening would have on revenues.

I’d like to post a couple of fotos from the event but can’t yet master the process on the phone. So, later.

The UK

Very possibly fair comment. . . Tomorrow the new prime minister will be announced, and it will probably be Liz Truss. The contest has been soul-destroying — desultory, petty, disappointing, mediocre, bitter and angry. It has confirmed that we’re now down to the absolute dregs of the vain, self-obsessed Tories after many years of worthless soap opera.

Finally . . .

Possibly, yesterday’s missing foto . .


That’s it for today. Am giving up the struggle.