Category Archives: Culture

Toledo, Corpus Christie and the Hanging Lights

Last week I made my third trip to Madrid for a short visit and took the opportunity of revisiting Toledo which is about thirty minutes away by train. I had visited the city last year but on arrival found that … Continue reading

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Rod Liddle tells it like it is………….

Over the last few years various word and phrases have crept into the language and often make me want to weep e.g. selfie. However the one thing that makes me cringe and want to vomit is the phrase “woman/person/man of … Continue reading

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The British Police……becoming a laughing stock!

The British Police are in danger of becoming a laughing-stock, witness the recent arrest of a 78 year old defending his house against a burglar for stabbing the intruder. He then gets arrested for “suspected murder” before a public outcry … Continue reading

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First Aid Kit……..another Swedish export!

There are some musicians / groups who are so distinctive that it is almost sacrosanct to try to cover their songs. Amongst this select band I would put the Swedish super group Abba, whose sound was so distinctive, not least … Continue reading

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Self help psychobabble………………

For years I have argued that the “self help” industry is potentially the biggest con trick perpetrated on society. People are often told “you can be anything you want to be”, which is demonstrably untrue e.g. I cannot become Pope … Continue reading

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Graffiti in Madrid…….art or vandalism?

I have held the view for many years that those cretins (I refuse to call them graffiti artists) who go about spray painting graffiti on buildings that do not belong to them, should be rounded up and strung up from … Continue reading

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Madrid Revisited…………….

After visiting over thirty major cities in Europe, twenty of these were capital cities, I had always held the view that top of my list would be Vienna for its architectural and cultural history, closely followed by Lisbon with its … Continue reading

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