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Thoughts from Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain

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

February 2, 2023

Awake, for morning in the bowl of night has flung the stone that puts the stars to flight. And, lo, has caught the sultan’s turret In a noose of light! Spanish life is not always likeable but it is compellingly loveable  Christopher Howse: ‘A Pilgrim in Spain’ Cosas de España/Galicia This is an article on…

1 February 2023

Awake, for morning in the bowl of night has flung the stone that puts the stars to flight. And, lo, has caught the sultan’s turret In a noose of light! Spanish life is not always likeable but it is compellingly loveable  Christopher Howse: ‘A Pilgrim in Spain’ Cosas de España/Galiza It’s an ill wind that…

31 January 2023

Awake, for morning in the bowl of night has flung the stone that puts the stars to flight. And, lo, has caught the sultan’s turret In a noose of light! Spanish life is not always likeable but it is compellingly loveable  Christopher Howse: ‘A Pilgrim in Spain’ Cosas de España/Galiza It’s certainly been a cold…

30 January 2023

Awake, for morning in the bowl of night has flung the stone that puts the stars to flight. And, lo, has caught the sultan’s turret In a noose of light! Spanish life is not always likeable but it is compellingly loveable  Christopher Howse: ‘A Pilgrim in Spain’ Covid A reckoning is needed? Overdue?? Cosas de…

29 January 2023

Awake, for morning in the bowl of night has flung the stone that puts the stars to flight. And, lo, has caught the sultan’s turret In a noose of light! Spanish life is not always likeable but it is compellingly loveable  Christopher Howse: ‘A Pilgrim in Spain’ Cosas de España/Galiza How living in Spain just…

28 January 2023

Awake, for morning in the bowl of night has flung the stone that puts the stars to flight. And, lo, has caught the sultan’s turret In a noose of light! Spanish life is not always likeable but it is compellingly loveable  Christopher Howse: ‘A Pilgrim in Spain’ Cosas de España/Galiza A survey has Vigo as…

27 January 2023

Cosas de España/Galiza The Spanish use their mobile phones for shopping more than any other Europeans. This possibly has somehting to do with the country’s crazy workday horario. The Olive Press offers us: ‘Retiring in Spain. The pros and cons of living in a Mediterranean Paradise’. I’m not sure that Galicia qualifies as ‘Mediterranean’ but…

26 January 2023: Only 11 months to Xmas

Awake, for morning in the bowl of night has flung the stone that puts the stars to flight. And, lo, has caught the sultan’s turret In a noose of light! Spanish life is not always likeable but it is compellingly loveable  Christopher Howse: ‘A Pilgrim in Spain’ Cosas de España/Galiza Spain’s inflation rate – at…

25 January 2023

Awake, for morning in the bowl of night has flung the stone that puts the stars to flight. And, lo, has caught the sultan’s turret In a noose of light! Spanish life is not always likeable but it is compellingly loveable  Christopher Howse: ‘A Pilgrim in Spain’ Cosas de España/Galiza There are far worse things,…

24 January 2023

Awake, for morning in the bowl of night has flung the stone that puts the stars to flight. And, lo, has caught the sultan’s turret In a noose of light! Spanish life is not always likeable but it is compellingly loveable  Christopher Howse: ‘A Pilgrim in Spain’ Cosas de España/Galiza Very good news if you’re…

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