As prices soar, Ayesha Christie’s got a handy 10-point cultural history of olive oil. Things are tough here: the first blackberries were dessicated horrors, deciduous trees are losing their leaves like it’s November, and Boo Peep has had all her sheep carted off to the knacker’s since there’s nothing left for them to eat. One thing the Spanish government forgot when it legalised lots of agricultural workers was that, as well as paying social security contributions when times were good, they would have to be included in the jobless figures when the rain gods decide not to water the crops. Time to call in the jacareros?
- One less river to cross
The secrets of Erith Driving Test Centre.
- No little negro boys here
Most sad that Barcelona’s Hogar Extremeño (Extremaduran Centre) was unable to host “Yo soy aquel negrito” last Friday. The show’s title
- Anti-social photography
I’m not a big fan of Barcelona’s mayor, Joan Clos, but it’s only fair to point out that the tide of
- Asturian to become an official language?
From George Ticknor‘s superb History of Spanish literature … a Gothic remnant fled from the Moors into the Alpine Asturias, carrying
- Enric’s story
“I was 20 when I went to the front.”