Lights, camera, Salmond!

FOR “whom the gods would destroy they first make mad” said Prometheus, as he learned of Alex Salmond’s new RT-backed television show. After more than twenty years Salmond’s...

The rise of the social media wedding

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Looking forward to the past

I ONCE thought that changing fashion was uncontrollable and came with the human condition. Only later in life did it occur to me that fashion changes not...

What do the Spanish make of our Poppy Day?

HOW rapidly time passes as we grow older!  Why Easter seems like only yesterday, and yet October has now passed and Poppy Day already upon us! I...

Ye Greatte Flanne

‘WE'VE got too many lemons - I’m going to make a flan with them.’ Bold words – I’ve never made a flan in my life! Investigation proved that we...

Kevin Spacey has betrayed his fans and they’re hurting too

IT'S wrong to discuss the accusations against Kevin Spacey in a cerebral way. Few commentators are legal experts, and it’s impossible to comprehend, save beyond the deepest...

Why irredentism explains Brexit

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Be careful what you wish for…

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Shot to shreds

TEAM BIGGS, as slick and well organised a team as you could wish to meet, were participating in the Almanzora Group of Friends Treasure Hunt. We had successfully...

Paradise lost

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Recharging the batteries

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The world and the wheels

PETE, who is struggling a bit at the moment, has had to accept that perhaps a wheelchair would be a good thing. The idea is that he can...

Crash and crèche

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A charmed day? #3

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Wish you were here

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Let’s show true gratitude

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A charmed day? #2

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Not a ghost of a chance

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