The ex-pat blood doner

If proof was ever needed that politicians care more about big business than the people who elected them, try giving blood in Spain. If you are British, Spain does not want your blood! The UK government knew the dangers of BSE as early as 1988 when certain slaughterhouse products were banned by European law, but chose to allow infected meat to be served to consumers as late as 1993. Read More …

Interview with Shihan Chris Thompson

I was lucky enough to be given an opportunity to speak with Shihan Chris Thompson whilst he was here in Spain instructing in May 2015. This recording was made on the fly during the break between classes and I recall we were all pretty tired from the training. There was no time to set-up and we had a few problems with the audio. It was also the first time I have ever interviewed anyone, so I now have tremendous respect for those that make it look so easy. It is not… Read More …