The Music Maker

Peter Edgerton

A pronounced accent

It's fascinating how people from different cultures find particular words in foreign languages difficult - no, impossible - to pronounce. This is mine... writes Peter Edgerton

  • 05 Jan 2024 17:37

    The Euro Zone

    Mark Nayler

    Rewriting history

    Nadia Calviño, during her five-year stint as a lead player in the Sánchez Show, has been a relentlessly, in fact suspiciously, optimistic minister

  • 05 Jan 2024 17:36

    The Bottom Line

    Violeta Niebla


    Imagine making a resolution to be a worse person - for some the bad deeds will come naturally

  • 29 Dec 2023 14:50

    2023 - high and dry

    We were all taught in biology that every living thing needs water and light to survive. Here, on the Costa del Sol, we have plenty of light to go round, but water, essential for residents, tourists, migrants, gardens, industry, crops, livestock, wildlife, forests... is in short supply

  • 29 Dec 2023 14:47

    A brief mystery of time

    Normal people currently don't know if it's a Tuesday or a Friday - a state of affairs which will undoubtedly last until at least the second week of January when things return to something like normal. That's my excuse, anyway... writes Peter Edgerton

  • 29 Dec 2023 14:45

    Outgoing presidency

    As Spain's occupancy of the EU presidency and the year draw to a close, it's a good time to look at what the country has actually achieved in the role

  • 22 Dec 2023 16:30

    Meeting Marathon

    Details about the new EU migration pact apparently remain undecided, despite the insane amount of conferences at which it has been discussed

  • 22 Dec 2023 16:27

    Present perfect

    If we're being brutally honest, we'd probably have to admit that children are just a little bit spoiled these days, aren't they? Too many electronic gadgety gifts and not enough single walnuts and tangerines if you ask me

  • 22 Dec 2023 16:25


    Manuel Vilas

    Choose Merry Christmas

    At this time of the year, it is very important to send sincere Christmas greetings to everyone who crosses your path because it is better to live loving everybody than loving only half of the world

  • 15 Dec 2023 16:16

    Taken for a ride by the scammers

    How many of us have not received a message from a contact who is "travelling" and in urgent need of a transfer? Or a text from the post office about an undeliverable package?

  • 15 Dec 2023 16:12

    Running on empty

    A chap performing a warm up routine reminiscent of Torvill and/or Dean (which was which?) stopped and informed me that Malaga's full and the half-marathon started at the same place, adding – with a sinister grin – 'after that, it's every man for himself'

  • 15 Dec 2023 16:00

    Empty threats

    The phrase 'threat to democracy' is one of the most over-used in contemporary political discourse; so much so, in fact, that it has lost all meaning

  • 08 Dec 2023 12:37

    Stuck inside of mobile

    The Platform For An Adolescence Free Of Mobile Phones (it sounds better in Spanish) is lobbying for even tougher measures i.e. for these devices to be prohibited in schools altogether and, moreover, for it to be illegal for anyone under sixteen to even own one

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