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I haven’t posted for a while. I didn’t feel like posting a Squee Sunday right after the Manchester attack, although there are good arguments for carrying on as normal. I’m impressed by the way most of Manchester is refusing to blame innocent people, which probably annoys ISIS no end. They’ve said repeatedly that they want to make life impossible for any Muslim who doesn’t join them, and the alt right seem…

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The TV program with me at the observatory

I can’t believe I never posted this. Back in April I was surprised to find a TV crew joining one of my groups at the observatory. This is the program – only n Spanish, but there’s some good footage of the big telescope and of the observatory. I’m not so sure about the redhead with the terrible accent, though. The gastronomy at the end is from Hacienda de Abajo. If…

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Squee Sunday: Dancing Spiders

OK, so spiders aren’t everybody’s favourite, but unless you’re actually phobic these are amazing to watch. You can read more about them and the researcher who filmed them here. And if you are phobic, my apologies. I thought the title would give sufficient warning, but if you’re reading this, it obviously didn’t work.

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Radio Silence

Sorry I’ve been so quiet I’ve been: revising for German exams Sitting German exams translating at Transvulcania . fighting off a lurgy. Yesterday was the oral exam, and it went much better than I feared, so I’m pretty confident that I’ve passed the course exams and I can move on to Intermediate German next year. I thought “certificacion” on June 5th meant that they’d hand me a certificate for this….

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