Apologies to my legion of loyal readers for a bad week on thebadrash. After gong skiing last weekend (something I have yet to write about in much detail), I have been knackered every evening. Then, to make matters worse, I caught a virus. Not at home… Kubuntu's too good for that. No, at work where I have to download, install and execute shareware applications regularly, my computer got sick and died. The source of the virus was a Russian shareware developer's website (not even a program I had run). Scum. Subhuman scum.
What you may have missed is that thebadrash has not been completely quiet. 'Lurdle' from Germany posted a comment to our discussion of the Shire Horse Centre, to which I replied with some advice on Devon's other tourist attractions. Further information from helpful readers would be much appreciated. Also, the Catalan Statute issue has generated a few comments from interested readers.
The Catalan Statute is a minor issue which has been blown out of all proportion. Have I helped remedy this? Probably not. In the end, I think it's important to recognise that this is not the end of Spain and that most people here in Catalonia, while hopeful that the Statute is passed by the Madrid parliament, have been shocked and surprised by the strength of feeling in Spain against the changes.
For those of you utterly bored by regional politics and proposed coup d'etats, I apologise. This weekend, I hope to bring stories of skiing (including the moment I made a man the proudest he'd ever been of being British), iPod death (no flowers; donations to the RNLI) and more. Easy now.