I met a couple of slippered eastern gypsy ladies in Lidl (Barcelona) the other day. They were acquiring monstrous quantities of junk food with their begged euro coins, which they appeared not to be able to count for themselves. I explained that at Alcampo there were self-checkout machines which they could use for small change, but they already knew about them. They said they were from Slovakia but wouldn’t say where, nor whether the clan had integrated with Spanish mainstream society to the extent that they too subsisted on beer and crisps.
Two lovely designers who trade the occasional hour with me and eat my curries and drink my hooch have informed me
- Novel explanation for presence of volcanoes and river gold in the Pyrenees
James Howell, Epistolae Ho-Elianae: Familiar Letters, Domestic and Forren (1688, on GBS): There is a Tradition, that there were divers Mines of
- Peckham, world city
Photos of its best shop signs.
- Novel choices in Chinuk-wawa
One way of passing evenings when a talking pig looks like being the highlight of the televisual entertainment is to improvise
- Phoney Spanish gypsy dancers at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York?
The Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo in 1901 is now remembered mainly for the assassination of McKinley by a Polish-American anarchist follower