surinenglish

14:18

THE EURO ZONE

Layers of the Covid cake

There are three layers to the disgusting cake we've all had rammed down our throats this year: first, the virus itself; secondly, the measures taken to temporarily reduce its spread; and thirdly, the economic, social and human fallout from both of those combined and each separately

Mark Nayler

14:16

PET CARE

Pandemic and priorities

The situation has hit family budgets hard, often to the detriment of expensive pets

PETER HARRISON

20:25

THE MUSIC MAKER

Cold comfort charm

It's sort of an accepted norm at these times that we're expected to complain about the low temperatures, but at the risk of sounding wantonly contrary, I rather like the cold

Peter Edgerton

20:24

Reaching senior status

Nobody really knows what drink consumption is safe, mainly because clinical trials are impossible to carry out

ANDREW J. LINN

20:23

THE EURO ZONE

Cause célèbre

The right to "self determination" is not the same thing as the right to independence, and Catalonia already has a great deal of the former

Mark Nayler

09:53

Predictionary corner

A lighthearted look at what's likely to happen over the next twelve months in the worlds of music, politics, economy and sport

Peter Edgerton

13:54

I’d trade a Christmas parade for a leg of ham

I understand that it’s difficult to get the right balance between trying to keep the excitement in the air and avoiding crowds, but perhaps now’s the time to consider something different

Ana BArreales

13:48

Season’s bleatings

It’s one of the unwritten rules about Christmas - nobody really likes turkey but no-one dares say so

Peter Edgerton

13:45

A Ronda pioneer

The Romans made wine in Ronda and shipped it back to Rome, and the productiveness continued until the phylloxera bug decimated all Europe’s vineyards

A. J. Linn

18:53

Winemakers

As in all businesses, an outsider coming in can see things that insiders don't

ANDREW J. LINN

18:41

THE EURO ZONE

Feeding frenzy

One wonders whether private sector heavyweights should be receiving any of Brussels' €750-billion fund, which is supposedly for EU countries that have been especially affected by the virus

Mark Nayler

12:07

THE MUSIC MAKER

You been famed

Fame is a fickle mistress. One minute you're singing your one not very good hit to a radio audience of millions, the next your slumped in a bar, slugging back warm gin and tonics

Peter Edgerton