TODAY: As I write, it looks like another lovely day is dawning. And I'll be again forced to wear my summer jacket that's fraying at the sleeve ends. No doubt some will attribute the high temperatures to AGM but I recall a warm(15C) Xmas day in the UK about 17 years ago.
GALICIAN NATIONALISM: I thought the other day that the BNG got around 15% of the vote and 5 Galician parliament seats last time round. This time, this share fell to a good deal less. Though I should say that a new party – Nós – did rather better and this may comprise people and groups who've since abandoned the BNG. I've no idea what this says about Galician nationalism. Other than it appears to have splintered. No doubt someone will write and tell me. But, if the insults continue, I will promptly terminate this blog, which I only really write as a favour to a good Galician friend. He, at least, approaches this issue with good humour. Unlike some of his compatriots.
THE AVE HIGH SPEED TRAIN: The stretch between Olmedo and Zamora has now been complete. It's reported – just before the elections of last Sunday. But the public won't be able to avail itself of it until earlier next year. Are we now on track for the completion of the Madrid-Galicia in 2018(?)? Or will the works now be suspended by the cost-conscious new government?
FINALLY: Don't overlook my other - less locally focused - blog – Thoughts from Galicia. Which majors on the elections today.
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