surinenglish

12:30

How do I look?

There's a certain bored exasperation among Britons and Spaniards and it's brought on, respectively, by the interminable farce that is Brexit and by Spain's all-too-familiar governmental vacuum

Mark Nayler

12:28

Two degrees

The Jiminy Crickets of climate change don't stop shouting into the ear of a Pinocchio whose nose no longer fits on his face for so many lies. The warnings are coming from more and more sides, but the reality is that nobody cares, starting with the governments

IGNACIO LILLO

12:25

Island games

Imagine our surprise this week, then, when we received not one, but two messages of a quite different nature. They were both asking the same thing. "Hi - will you be showing the Love Island final tomorrow night?"

PETER EDGERTON

17:09

Bemusement arcade

Cheers is one of the funniest TV series ever screened; knowing what I know now, it was probably written by some bloke who once owned a bar and kept a diary

Peter Edgerton

16:57

the euro zone

Deal with it

Sánchez maintains that Iglesias is too far to the left of the Socialists when it comes to economics, although it's debatable whether the difference here is as significant as he makes out

Mark Nayler

13:01

Looking up to the Moon

Television has become a showplace for trashy people, competing to show off their total illiteracy

ANTONIO ORTÍN

13:23

Customer care

Restaurants mistakenly believe that it is enough to serve good food and the world will beat a regular path to the door. It is not as easy as that

ANDREW J. LINN

13:21

Behind the times

Acting prime minister Pedro Sánchez introduced a minimum wage hike of 22 per cent in January, from 736 to 900 euros. It was a laudable move, but won't be enough by itself.

MARK NAYLER

12:15

Musical bubbles

The success of Starlite appears to have woken high-flying musical ambitions in other Costa del Sol resorts, prepared to take on Marbella in a battle for the position of symbol of the summer

HÉCTOR BARBOTTA

12:14

Customs and exercise

If you're bored, a fun game to play from time to time involves identifying the five aspects of Spanish life that you most enjoy and appreciate

PETER EDGERTON

15:00

The weakest link

Once there was a time when record shops - remember them? - would have people queueing round the block for the latest release from Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd or The Rubettes (sixty-six per cent of that sentence is true)

Peter Edgerton

14:58

THE EURO ZONE

Home or away?

Spain's economy minister Nadia Calviño said that it's a "priority" that Christine Lagarde's successor as head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is European

Mark Nayler

14:56

PET CARE

In case of fire

Everyone should have a fire plan, especially if you have pets, as they rely on you for their guidance

PETER HARRISON