For rural tourism + magical & mysterious garden project in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Babia, summer home of the kings of León. Brief brainstorm: The León King, Clanging gardens of Babia (garden features mobiles with bottles/bits of metal), The banging gardens of Babia (but erotic gardens are so C20th), Flower of Babel, er… Spanish names also allowed. Prize for any suggestion used: 6 months labour moving large rocks around. Or perhaps something more attractive. (See also Bable.)
- Appreciating the ugliness of (Spanish) vernacular architecture
José Fariña is writing about Galicia, but his comments are generally applicable: form follows function, so rural flight and the conversion
- Sewer talk
Son of ferret takes on the unkilled.
- Vodafone server message
Account cancelling forbidden.
- Record label name not invented by a Dutch speaker
Of tumba, of Ben of that manor, of grunting, and of dynamiting fish.
- Unesco: some mother languages are more equal than others
Which is why Davidson L Hepburn will be welcomed to Barcelona next week.