Monthly Archives: November 2009

Global Warming Healthism

Hat tip to Leg-Iron. My, my. Doctors are trying to clamber aboard the global warming bandwagon. The Climate and Health Council has said that GPs should offer climate change advice to patients. Their controversial plan would see GPs and nurses … Continue reading

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Spontaneously Lighting Up

Perhaps the most telling event of my visit to Spain took place shortly after I’d got back to England. I’d met up with a friend of mine for a dinner at a restaurant, and at the end of it he … Continue reading

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Spontaneously Lighting Up

Perhaps the most telling event of my visit to Spain took place shortly after I’d got back to England. I’d met up with a friend of mine for a dinner at a restaurant, and at the end of it he … Continue reading

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Barcelona Diary 4

My trip is coming to an end. But I’ve taken the opportunity to survey the non-tourist area of Barcelona (Esplugues) where I’ve been staying for the number of bars and cafes in it. I counted 29 of them. When I … Continue reading

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Barcelona Diary 3

The smoking ban in Spain looks set to be a total ban. There will be no smoking permitted in any cafes or bars or restaurants after 1 Jan 2010. All this just two years after many restaurants had spent a … Continue reading

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Barcelona Diary 2

Another sunny day in Barcelona. But I’m feeling rather frustrated by the language barrier. My Spanish is good enough for me to buy coffees and beers and empanadas, but not good enough to conduct conversations. I sit in bars and … Continue reading

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Barcelona Diary 1

I flew into Barcelona last night. Within an hour or so I was in a little bar with a beer in front of me and a cigarette in my hand. So nice to be somewhere civilised again. But there was … Continue reading

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