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THE LAST WORD

TRY before you buy

The media is great at showing us interesting people we will never meet, fascinating places we might never visit, or surprising experiences we would never imagine doing. You watch a documentary on scuba...

THE CULTURAL TIGHTROPE

Fluency versus accuracy

In my work as a language and communication coach I endeavour to help my clients understand the difference between speed and fluency as communicators, and the need to monitor the former when we speak so...

Long-term resident

Universal WHINGE

There are days when the personal and the political mesh in a way that can only be described as immensely depressing. Days when I get tired of living in a state which locks people in jail cells for 22 hours...

HEADING FOR THE HILLS

Pagesos

My wife, my partner, my love, Maggie Whitman, is a fifth generation farmer. For the past twenty years, after a career in classical music, she has been a pagesa, most of them as a member of a sustaining...

All doom and gloom

The presenter of El Punt Avui TV’s The Week in Football, Barney Griffiths, reviews how Catalonia’s leading football clubs ended the most unusual of seasons