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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 

25 September 2021

 Cosas de España/Galiza Spain’s economy grew at less than half the pace previously estimated in the second quarter, raising questions about the strength of one of western Europe’s leading recoveries and possibly creating a political headache for the Prime Minister as he seeks approval for next year’s budget. A 9th century architectural gem in Soria […]

24 September 2021

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’ My thanks to Lenox Napier of Business Over Tapas for some of today’s items.   Cosas de España/Galiza Covid: Per La Vanguardia: The […]

23 September 2021

Covid J&J have reported good results from a trial of a 2nd jab with their Janssen vaccine. Will I be among the folk here in Galicia getting a booster? Before I go to the UK next month? Cosas de España/Galiza  Here’s someone’s view of the best vineyards in the world. At a quick glance, I’d […]

22 September 2021  

Spanish life isn’t always likeable but it is compellingly loveable.  – Christopher Howse: ‘A Pilgrim in Spain’ Cosas de España/Galiza  The EU, says this writer, doesn’t understand the problems with the Spanish judicial system and doesn’t appear to care about the damage being done to democracy here. Spain is not Poland or Hungary, it seems. […]

21 September 2021 

Spanish life isn’t always likeable but it is compellingly loveable.  – Christopher Howse: ‘A Pilgrim in Spain Covid See below an overview of the UK challenge from MD of Private Eye, as of mid August. Cosas de España/Galiza  Good News: As its 5th wave wanes, Spain’s overall 2-week incidence rate has fallen to 83 per […]

20 September 2021   

Spanish life isn’t always likeable but it is compellingly loveable.  – Christopher Howse: ‘A Pilgrim in Spain Energy prices  A picture paints a thousand words . .  Cosas de España/Galiza When you interfere with a market – any market but especially that of labour – you’ll inevitably get unintended/unwanted consequences. So it is that the […]

19 September 2021   

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 Energy prices All the talk on British TV this morning is of gas price increases, while here in Spain it’s all about […]

18 September 2021   

Spanish life is not always likeable but it is compellingly loveable. – Christopher Howse: ‘A Pilgrim in Spain Cosas de España/Galiza The last nun-occupied convent in Pontevedra city closed a year or two ago, and the remaining 3 geriatric nuns went to another place to shuffle off their mortal coils. Last week, stuff from the convent […]

17 September 2021   

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 Energy prices: We’re living through a fossil fuel shock, but make no mistake – net zero is the solution, not the problem. […]

16 September 2021

Spanish life is not always likeable but it is compellingly loveable.  – Christopher Howse: ‘A Pilgrim in Spain Cosas de España/Galiza I learned on Tuesday that my Covid certificate from the Galician Xunta is worthless but that I could easily get a national one via a phone app. I downloaded this and my Spanish friend […]

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