Thoughts from Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain

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

16 January 2022: Nice places in Spain; Hapless Prince Andrew; National values; New Spanish words; & Sachets.

Cosas de España/Galiza The Times gives us today 2 (sponsored?) articles on Spain:- 1. Madrid: Spain’s new style capital: A string of new luxury hotels is revitalising the Spanish capital. . . “The traditional leisure traveller wouldn’t necessarily have put Madrid on their itinerary. They’d have San Sebastian for the food, Barcelona for Gaudí and […]

15 January 2022: Covid reflections; Food and wine in Spain; Catalan challenges; Modern women; & Other stuff.

Covid AEP writes below on “Britain’s remarkable recovery from Covid” and compares this with the German situation as of now. More post facto reckoning: Carl Heneghan, professor of evidence-based medicine at the University of Oxford talks about how lockdowns failed to protect the vulnerable, the catastrophic errors of the Covid modelling, and the suppression of […]

14 January 2022: Covid = ‘flu now?; Spanish politics x 4; Bloody cookies; And an odd disparity.

Cosas de España/Galiza Spain’s world-leading ’flu approach’ to Covid The Xunta of Galicia has suggested that Galician(Galego/Gallego) become an official language in the next door region of Asturias. The Asturias have responded with a polite FO. Hardly surprising. Maybe the Xunta wants to convert them into would-be Celts. Spanish Politics 1: A nice article from […]


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