One of the best things about the best blogs is that they send you away to other interesting places, something I’ve been forgetting of late. So here we go, a couple of interesting finds:
Did you know that the Nazis exterminated thousands of Spaniards during World War Two? I didn’t:
“At the end of the Spanish Civil War half a million of the losing Republicans fled across the Pyrenees to France. They hoped for refuge. They didn’t get it.”
Richard Morely has the full, fascinating story.
Meanwhile, in politics…
South of Watford points out that “the espionage scandal that is now almost inevitably being referred to as “Aguirregate” continues to attract attention.” Lets hope it attracts a full investigation!
And on the environmental front…
“…it is hideous, environmentally calamatous and a sin.” What is it? Find out here.
And finally, one of our own:
Our friend Isabel is still hanging out in the Spanish section of our forum helping all-comers with their written Spanish. Make the most of this chance to improve your Spanish, please!
Links that have nothing to do with Spain:
My friend Jackie has a brand new blog, and asks if Twitter is Twaddle (I’m still on the fence about that one – do leave her a comment!)
If you’ve ever wanted to write a book (or complete any long term creative project), read this.