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No funeral for me, thanks

AFTER ASCERTAINING that I spoke English, a woman in charge of a pay-now-die-later stand in Benidorm asked: ‘can you spare a moment to discuss what plans, if any, you have for your funeral?’ ‘No,’ I snapped. ‘I’m running late for an appointment – and I am not planning on having a funeral. EVER!’ She looked […]

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Trash or treasure?

Sitting trembling in my doctor’s waiting room recently – I’m as comfortable with medical check-ups as Trump is with Mexicans – I spotted a photograph in an old Spanish magazine that accompanied an article about folk who collect perfume bottles. It was a picture of a small blue Bakelite case from the 1940s that contained […]