Thoughts from Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain

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

September 23 2022: Judicial corruption; Translation differences; A shocking tale from the 1930s; Wunderland; & Other stuff.

Cosas de España/Galiza  There’s a judge in Spain who has remarkable – and unhidden – right wing sympathies and left-wing antipathies. This is a shocking article on his failure to pursue PP corruption and his obsession with opening specious cases against the PSOE and Podemos. There’s a (slightly improved machine) translation below.  Which reminds me […]

22 September 2022: Restoring artworks; Spanish taxes; Putin’s mad threats; OVNIs; & Other stuff

Cosas de España/Galiza The Prado is opening an investigation into the provenance of works seized by the revolting Nationalists during the Civil War, with the aim of restoring them to their rightful owners. The museum has released a list of 25 paintings, including works by the (wonderful) Spanish impressionist Joaquín Sorolla, the workshop of Rubens […]

19 September 2022: Energy madness again: Bull madness again; A filtering challenge; A new use for a veg; A final word or two on Portugal; & Other stuff.

Cosas de Spain/Galiza The data (here) on electricity prices each day continues to confuse, with yesterday’s allegedly cheap hours being almost 3 times higher than the allegedly expensive hours . . . Another fatal goring. It looks like it’s going to be a record year for these. A final comment on that round the world […]

17 September 2022: Price rises; The FERVE event; Atrocious Portuguese; That London queue; Bloody cyclists; & Other stuff

Cosas de España/Galiza Hmm. The credit rating agency Moody’s claims that – due to their greater ability to raise prices – Spanish companies are the most profitable among the main European countries of the UK, France, Italy and Germany. No wonder, then, that  our inflation rate is now 11% On the theme of prices . […]


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