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Thoughts from Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain

Random thoughts from a Brit in the North West. Sometimes serious, sometimes not. Quite often curmudgeonly.

Thoughts from Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain: 23 February 2021
23 February 2021 @ 13:37

Night’s candles are burnt out, and jocund day stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops.

Spanish life is not always likeable but it is compellingly loveable. 

- Christopher Howse: 'A Pilgrim in Spain'

Living La Vida Loca in Galicia/Spain  

Friends of mine here are experiencing side effects with the Pfizer jab and it’s reported that, down in Andalucia, the second Pfizer jab has been suspended, after 46 nursing home residents died after the first one. I wonder how that’s going down in France and Germany, assuming it’s making the media there. 

Maybe this is connected to that . . .  The Voz de Galicia reports today that the administration of the 2nd (Pfizer?) dose has fallen by 50%. And that there’s ‘chaos’ in the vaccination of teachers here in Galicia.  

Anyway . . . If, like me, you’re resident here and patiently waiting for your first jab, do make sure you’re registered at your local town hall - on the padrón - or you’ll never get the invitation.

There’ll be some relaxation of our restrictions at midnight on Friday night. No idea why not before then. So, I’ll finally be able to go to Pontevedra. And lunch there on Saturday with up to 3 friends. 

Here’s Lenox Napier on The Rapper Who Caused a Riot. Or Two.

And here’s María with a bit more info on what’s now possible in this neck of the woods - Tsunami Days 21 and 22.

And the latest fashion in minifundio border markers - a painted stone:-

The USA

The US Supreme Court has ruled that Donald Trump must hand over 8 years of tax returns to New York prosecutors investigating potential tax, insurance and bank fraud by him and his businesses. This doesn't mean that his tax records will be made public immediately, as they've been sought for a grand jury inquiry, which is held in secret. Details will emerge if charges lead to open court prosecution. That couldn't happen to a nicer guy. You can easily predict what his responses were. They never change.

Religious Nutters/Crooks Corner

Televangelist Frank Amedia once claimed his prayers had helped a baby grow 1.5 kidneys and that voting for Democrats would mean we'd all be having sex with cows. Now he's blaming Trump for not being sufficiently deferential to God. Aha, adds the Friendly Atheist, the real problem with Trump’s Twitter account was that it didn’t include enough Bible verses or glory to God. And that's why he isn't President right now. Well, if you believe 7 billion people have descended from A and E in only 6,000 years, what's your credence limit?

Finally . . . 

I've one an awful lot of flying in my lifetime but this has always been my view too:  I hate flying - from the turbulence to the bossy staff in bad uniforms. The full Times article here



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