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18 diciembre 2013 3 18 /12 /diciembre /2013 22:39

  •    It's very cruel what I see when Christmas approaches. Yes, it is cruelty seeing poor Father Christmas, an old man with white hair and white beard, hanging by a lot of windows. You have him in different sizes and mostly bought in Chinese shops. He is not Chinese though, he comes from the north of Europe and enters Spanish homes by the window but as long as we know he should arrive on Christmas Eve not that much before. We have seen him form almost a month hanging above our heads on a rope. He withstands rain and wind and every now and then moves from his former position and his hands don't grasp the rope anymore. Poor thing!, the rope has moved and he is not trying to escalate the walls of the houses anymore.

   Help!, that horrible rope encircles his neck and he is looking at us with despair. Please, save Father Christmas.

 

 

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16 diciembre 2013 1 16 /12 /diciembre /2013 18:51

 

Have you ever tried to find a person through the Internet?. It is not that easy. The global public network is not that public and there are a lot of people with the same name. I have been looking for Daniel Scott's address in Australia for a while. We wanted to send him and his family a Christmas Greetings postcard. Last year we tried to find out his whereabouts. I used Google and Linkedln and yes I found a Daniel Scott, travel writer, who lived on  the Australian coast. I was happy and I wrote to that Daniel Scott travel writer with no success.

It seems that he wasn't on Facebook any more or using that Linkedln account nor was he at the address I found on Google.

Today, at last I decided to send him a Tweet to an account and gosh! his address in Twitter had been hacked. Yes it was my Daniel Scott travel writer but ... hacked.

Maybe I will have to go back to the old ways and find his telephone number via International Phone Information but calling him directly could be too risky. I'm not going to explain the story here, it is too risky because as time passes by things change and here there is a sort of family misunderstanding, so let us see if Twitter helps relationships or not...

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I have my sciatic nerve pinched and once a week now and every two days previously  I have a physiotherapist’s  treatment. My physiotherapist is a very professional one,  she works for the Barça women’s team and I thought  she could  have a clear opinion  on how business is affecting  sport.  On Tuesday I had my weekly session and I took advantatge of the situation to ask her opinion  on sports being  a bussiness or not.

I thought that she would be very clear and straight to begin with, but she wasn’t. She just said sports  shouldn’t be a business but unfortunalely are  as it happens to be in all other sides of life or economics . It shouldn’t  be, she said, because some of the players are the models to follow by youngsters but taking into account that people like Messi started with nothing playing barefoot in Argentina, just being specially gifted for football,  nowadays he deserves whatever he has got and to live life to the full.

I was confused by her answer and I thought that she had lost the sense of proportion and had a double standard because I mentioned that it was not fair that football players like Messi as they came from very poor background should be very careful with their earnings and not turn a blind eye or have a double standard in appearing on media advertising such and such comercial product because sports shouldn’t be a bussiness.

                                                                                                                             Núria Cornet

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