surinenglish

19:20

United in peace

Silent Night was sung in English, then Spanish, then German. The result was a harmonious union of nationalities, all at peace with each other under one roof

Jennie Rhodes

18:16

A season of love

Life matters because it is so rare and so amazing. Life matters because it is a gift where love can happen

REVD ADRIAN LOW

17:37

PET CARE

Little dogs - lots of energy

A loose collar on a lively young dog caused distress for an elderly owner

PETER HARRISON

13:20

The box wars continue

What has sherry that is so special that it must be sold in bottles, when top-drawer wines have been sold in boxes for many years?

A. J. LINN

13:14

Headstrong

I was left to contemplate the eternally fragile nature of our existence within an infinite and merciless universe, while chomping on a Twix

Peter Edgerton

13:08

THE EURO ZONE

No end in sight

Even if secessionist parties form a government in Catalonia, they will still disagree on how to proceed in talks with Madrid

Mark Nayler

17:52

brit back

Light

English villages fend off the dark mid-winter with defiantly bright Christmas spirit

Polly rodger-brown

17:07

How to get a Michelin star

Roughly 50% of a star's value is decided on the quality of the food, the remainder on the service, the surroundings, the tableware, wine list, loos, etc. so all these items have to be impeccable

A. J. LINN

16:57

THE EURO ZONE

Business-friendly

Puigdemont differs from his more commercially-savvy predecessor Artur Mas

Mark Nayler

15:13

Spare a thought for the homeless

While we are enjoying a little Christmas spirit and admiring the illuminations and decorations, it is hard to ignore the fact that there are so many people who cannot enjoy the seasonal festivities, simply because they have no money, and in many cases, nowhere to live

Tony Bryant

15:10

Virtual insanity

It's difficult to think of a more appropriate symbol of modern living than a currency that doesn't really exist, or rather exists only if swathes of people are prepared to believe it does

Peter Edgerton

18:12

Eating behind bars

The request by the Belgian authorities to the Spanish government regarding what sort of treatment the Catalan rebels could expect to receive should they be extradited to, and detained in, Spain, lifted the curtain slightly on culinary aspects of the prison regime

A. J. LINN

18:06

THE EURO ZONE

Unfair play

This week saw the Basque Country's president Iñigo Urkullu defending the region's special financial deal with Madrid

Mark Nayler

18:01

Dignity forty years on

This time forty years ago, two million people took to the streets with the simple objective of not being treated as lesser citizens than others. We need that sense of insistence back

manuel castillo