I suspect their algorithm is rather crude, and the seasons are rather vague along the Barcelona coast, but these are meant to emerge in spring (typically late January here), not late November. “The pine processionary caterpillar is a pest whose northward spread in France is being fostered by climate change. INRA researchers in Orleans are seeking to understand the conditions which favour this colonisation and propose a predictive model based on a global warming scenario of +3°C. The caterpillar populations which crossed the River Loire in the early 1990s should continue to spread naturally and will reach Paris in 2025.” Unfortunately you can’t eat them.
- Assaulted by a pine processionary caterpillar!
With chunks of Dioscorides and Andrés Laguna, including the wonderful story of what happened when an impotent bridegroom and a constipated
- Swallows and seasons in Spanish and English versions of the proverb
Emanuel del Mar, Nuevo guía para la conversacion, en español é inglés (1839, via GBS): Una golondrina no hace verano. One swallow
- Security guard theory of genetics, gypsy looters, and a bit of general moaning
Some walkers want to have a look round a ruined factory, so conversation must be made with the security guard. He
- New great mosque for Barcelona in historic building on Tibidabo
Three South Asian-British professionals (down from four last time, one having fallen to feminine wiles in the intervening biennium) emerge blinking
- Referendums on independence are for pussies
Serious separatists will drive on the left, in Vic, starting Sunday.