Matthew Tree

Matthew Tree

. LLUÍS ROMERO
Long-term resident
Matthew tree

Like a trooper

Language teachers tend to shy away from the fact that probably the hardest part of perfecting any foreign tongue is knowing how to eff and blind in it. For example, in Catalan, it's not enough to know...

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Long-term resident
Matthew tree

Wintertime

Not long before the end of 2014, a Belgian acquaintance of mine died of a heart attack, aged 52, in his native Flanders. I say 'acquaintance', because we were never friends, but neither were we ever enemies....

. LLUÍS ROMERO
Long-term resident
Matthew tree

Hit it

Three, maybe four, years ago, a friend gave me – or lent me, I can't remember – a book of stories ('Haunted', 2005) by Chuck Palahniuk. I didn't touch the thing, put off as I was by some unexciting...

. Lluís Romero
Long-term resident
Matthew tree

Warming up

When waiting in London's Gatwick airport for the plane home, I never know what to bring back with me, seeing as how all English products can now be found in Catalonia (except fudge). I usually end up buying...

Lluís Romero
Long-term resident

Dancing out in space

Last month the Catalan president signed a law which allows Catalan citizens to be consulted about whatever a majority of them deems consultable. This law is no magician's rabbit: the power to implement...

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