The declaration of Independence for Catalonia was suspended for the time being by Catalan president Carles Puigdemont conditional on talks with the Spanish government in Madrid in a bid to resolve what must be Spain’s worst political crisis for 40 years.

Many are the stories of ‘encantades’ or ‘bruixas’, (witches) in the history of the P-O, and believers in witchcraft protected themselves with a variety of different methods, including painting their windows blue, keeping bread in the drawer, washing undergarments in water from seven different sources, never leaving nail clippings or cut hair on the floor, putting their shirts on backwards…..

Día de la Hispanidad – Spain closed! Well, not quite closed, but all the shops and businesses are. Here is an excerpt from my 2011 October blog. “Popped across the border (such a jet setter!)…

The European Commission has confirmed that the Catalan independence referendum was “not legal” according to Spanish law, and described aggressive beating of peaceful protesters by the Spanish riot police as an “internal matter”.

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