The horror of terrorism

Dear Europe, Forget those silly reports in some press about odd shaped bananas, having to wear boots and safety goggles to go shopping, or any of the other outrageous allegations, because the fact is, because of you, the monsters responsible for atrocities like these can walk free, unlike the people they killed and the families […]

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WHO KILLED THE PHOTOGRAPHER?

There is no doubt that the world is changing faster than anybody could have anticipated, well that is apart from the fact we still don´t have hover boards (Back to the Future) or Eagle Transporters (Space 1999), amongst other things, but those aside, technology is fast taking over. As a “hunter-gatherer”, in a news sense, […]

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We don´t need no educashun

I was talking to one of the Orihuela councillors today, not an unusual fact I know, but I just wanted to tell you about one of the subjects we were talking about. The subject was “education”. If you know me at all, or if you don´t, have a look back at some of the previous […]

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Letters to Rajoy

Dear Mariano, Please allow me to advise you of a great website called GOOGLE (it´s actually a lot more than a website, but don´t worry about that at this stage). One of the things (or on line services if you want to be clever) that Google provide is a translation service for websites. I have […]

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Cashing in on the Olympics

The cost of hosting the Olympic games has been in the news so much before the event, but then the sporting fixtures soon took over, as everybody celebrated in the success of their own athletes. However, it mustn´t be forgotten that the athletes are not the only winners. No doubt the appearance by George Michael […]

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Starve to protest gay equality

America is a funny old place at times. Where the “junk food” society is taking over. Marketing and hype change opinions more than society and logic. A place where somebody will create a petition of near 12,000 signatures (to date), against a company called General Mills, who create such products as Jus-Rol, Betty Crocker, Green […]

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Futuristic Failures

Now… I don´t like to be negative, BUT… I have a complaint!!! As we are getting close to the end of 2011, I feel that I have been let down by false promises, time and time again!!! Twelve years ago, it was 1999. Now, I can accept some delays, of course I can, I am […]

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The Tourist Trap

As the curtains start to close on yet another summer in Spain, the traffic starts to calm, the shopping queues start to reduce and the heat starts to ease as the cooler nights draw in, it is time to reflect on what this year has brought. On the Orihuela Costa, we had a huge summer […]

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Brits To Be Banished From Spain

In view of the recent riots in the UK, the Spanish government have decided to banish all Brits from Spain. In a move similar to that of the 1400´s, where Spain banished Jews from their country with the option to convert, leave or be executed, Spain has now decided that the brutal, violent clan of […]

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