Catalan Dispatches: Independence Day?

At 6pm today (GMT+2), Catalan president Carles Puigdemont is to appear before the Catalan Parliament to discuss the 1st October referendum. The police have already shut off the park the Parliament building is in and nearby streets. Speculation as to what he’ll say is rife. Will the president brought in to office with promises of … Continue reading Catalan Dispatches: Independence Day?

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Poopy Log: A Very Catalan Christmas

Like the UK, people in Catalonia were able to start complaining very early about how early the Christmas season starts. Only a couple of days into November, my favourite Catalan chain restaurant was being draped in artificial greenery, baubles and lights with instrumental carols joining their normal classical playlist. It’s easy to blithely assume (read: … Continue reading Poopy Log: A Very Catalan Christmas