Spanish life is not always likeable but it is compellingly loveable
– Christopher Howse: ‘A Pilgrim in Spain’
Energy: An interesting bit of news from Spain, for which I can’t manage to insert a link . .
Cosas de Pontevdra
Well, the rain finally arrived and is almost welcome, despite the dreary view from my eerie. We’re very lucky it didn’t ruin our Medieval Fair of the weekend. Now for tomorrow’s cyclone . . .
Despite it now being September, the Pv city guides are still in biz. In fact, at midday yesterday I came up against the largest groups yet, of 40-50 members. Needless to say, the guides for these now use loudspeakers. So we all get to learn something.
Anyway, I think I’ve learned how to get fotos when writing posts on my phone . .
As for said Fair, as ever, I was astonished on see how all Saturday’s detritus had been cleared up by Sunday morning.
One new attraction this year was a nice collection of traditional fishing boats on the O Burgo Bridge. . .
I occasionally say the Spanish are never more industrious and efficient than when they’re preparing to have fun. The gate here is a recreation of the old Portuguese gate, where camino pilgrims enter the old quarter. But the ox is genuine . . .
And this is the impressive re-creation of a gaol, just for one day . . .
Complete with this at the side of it. .
Cosas de España/Galiza
I might not have my finger on the pulse but it seems that – compared with the UK – here in Spain there’s far less concern about massive financial hardship this winter and unrest leading to, inter alia, violence on the streets. Possibly because of government measures such as free transport and significantly reduced VAT on fuel bills. Or perhaps it has something to do with the media.
More hassle for car drivers . . .
Quote of the week
There are so many different problems coming at us from so many different angles that no one has yet spotted the biggest problem of them all: the complete and utter uselessness of today’s youth.
Tiovivo: Roundabout. Merry-go-round. Carousel
Finally . . .
The latest bit of Spanglish to come to my notice . . Stalkear: To stalk. Apparently replacing: Acosar/Acechar. But why not Estalkear?