Mountain barmaid, 6AM

– Three eggs? – One to glaze the croissants, the others for the Guardia Civil patrol’s hangovers.

Quixote off the mark

2005 is pork barrel year for defence minister José Bono’s home region of Castilla-La Mancha. This should help mend relations between the local socialists and Madrid, which had become strained over water redistribution policy.