“Gravina rose up blind with rage and cast in the face of the Frenchman his cowardly behaviour at Cape Finisterre. They exchanged somewhat strong words and, finally, the Spanish admiral exclaimed, ‘We set sail tomorrow!'” More Benito Pérez Galdós here, but what we want to know is whether Tony has invited Jacques to the celebratory dinner on the Victory. There’s going to be a big boat festival (as there always is in Portsmouth) and it will be cheap and cheerful (as it often is in Portsmouth), although the Royal Navy may not be able to put in an appearance. Barcelona, are you listening?
- Hispanidad day
A lot of people here get extremely pissed off about Hispanidad Day, today, October 12th. Since it was the Romans, not
- Blog translated entirely using Google Translate?
For El País user blogs’ sole function is to drum up page views for its paid-for content, and not all of
- Ancient history
I wasn’t around and missed this pearl (Sky < Mr G < IRQ; Southampton:Portsmouth::Army:Navy, as I well remember): “Umm Qasr is a
Here‘s a lovely little thing by Jacques Prévert. Some of the best Dutch kleinkunst in the 60s was built according to
- Catalan in Europe
I take it Arcadi Espada is joking: We have obtained an impressive victory: citizens who write to European organisations in Catalan