Category Archives: Current Affairs

Back After a Three Year Absence

It’s getting on for three years since I last put anything on these pages, an awful record, and something of which I am deeply ashamed. You’d be forgiven for thinking that we’d done nothing in the past three years but … Continue reading

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An IQ test for travellers

I’ve been spending a lot of time in airports recently, and I fear that it is starting to drive me mad. In these times of global economic meltdown we’ve been forced to seek work overseas. It has fallen to me … Continue reading

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Pontenova and its puente nuevo

It shows the depths to which we’ve sunk when we treat a new bridge as a tourist attraction. If it was the Golden Gate Bridge, the Ponte Vecchio or the Humber Bridge then we could be excused, but not when it is the … Continue reading

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Light at the end of the tunnel

There may be some light at the end of one of our project tunnels. Last friday evening Amanda drew to my attention a newspaper article in ‘El Mundo’ (other Spanish newspapers are available) about some changes which the Galician Xunta voted through on Thursday the 12th … Continue reading

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The euro is on a rollercoaster

I’m no economist. If I cast my mind back far enough I can just about remember that I got a grade D at A-level for Economics, only marginally better than the ‘fail’ that I got for European History. Poor Mr Metcalfe did try … Continue reading

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