The Brexit bouquet

For most people it is the end of the year.  For teachers, it is simply the end of the first term.  An opportunity to relax at home with the inevitable illnesses you have caught from the children.  It has always been a mystery to me, why we always have to finish the hardest, most tiring … More The Brexit bouquet

Happy Boxes Day

When the Peasant gave us our breakfast this morning he said, “Happy Boxing Day, donks!”  We were a bit puzzled by this, and Morris didn’t have time to look it up on the Interweb thingy because he was too busy eating his breakfast.  However, all was explained later.  Boxing Day is the day when you … More Happy Boxes Day

An Open Letter to Nigel Farage

Plaza Torreta 17 Finestrat Alicante 03509 Spain  garethomas@hotmail.com Nigel Farage MEP The Old Grain Store Church Lane Lyminster West Sussex BN17 7QJ nigel.farage@ep.europa.eu 14 December 2017 Dear Mr Farage, I was galvanised by your performance in the Brexit plenary in the European Parliament on Tuesday.  You may remember I wrote to you before this plenary concerning my … More An Open Letter to Nigel Farage

Odd jobs

I have been rather busy this past week, and fighting a cold at the same time.  As part of the British in Europe lobbying group, I’ve been writing letters to MEPs (Members of the European Parliament) asking them not to agree a deal with the UK until our citizens’ rights are properly secured.  As we … More Odd jobs

Popeye and olives

This week I’m reviewing the exhibition, The Legacy of Our Mariners: Benidorm and the Merchant Navy, now in its last few days.  (Open daily until 15 November in the Museo Boca del Calvari, Calle Tomas Ortuño, Benidorm.) A few years ago, while researching the development of tourism in Benidorm for Geography teaching, I first began to … More Popeye and olives