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 …

My divided Britain

The only common ground I have with the Thatcher funeral protesters is the cost. She has gone and perhaps the money could have been put to better use. However, protesters will not be worrying about the rising cost of benefits in the UK. Benefit payments, that will no doubt be paying for much of the beer swilled during the parties celebrating her death. Read More …

Bull fighting in France – Constitutional

Nothing sends me off the deep end quicker than any news about animal cruelty. So when you hear that it has been enshrined in the constitution, you would probably think I was talking about a third world country. However, Judges in France have ruled that it is unconstitutional to ban bull fighting. Next they will be telling us that it is unconstitutional to not be allowed to burn witches at the stake. Read More …

The rain in Spain

It feels as if the end of season rains have arrived a little earlier this year. For the residents of the Costa Blanca it comes as a welcome relief from what has been a long, hot and dry summer. However, holidaymakers are less enthusiastic about the rain, but it will soon clear and the ground Read More …