Monthly Archives: October 2014

Dia de las Brujas

Halloween, which is a Celtic festival in origin, has spread across the world, reaching, some would say, its apotheosis in the USA, where trick or treat seems to be an exercise in rampant commercialism that has now trickled its way

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French or Spanish

We probably all grew up thinking that omlettes were simply some smashed up eggs, whirred together then cooked in a small frying pan.   If we were lucky, we might have had some mushrooms and cheese added.  Then we went to

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The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain?

                The song “The Rain in Spain stays mainly in the Plain” features in the famous musical, “My Fair Lady”.   Now while I appreciate that you may think you have to be of

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Ciao Señor Clarkson

While yielding to no-one in my disquiet at the stone-throwing in Tierra del Fuego, I do wonder about the latest incident the Top Gear team has become embroiled in.  Normally I’m quite a fan of the politically incorrect Jeremy Clarkson,

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