By Damon Mitchell • 23 April 2020 • 12:23
Image - Vall d'Ebo: David Barber Mas/shutterstock
Dear Euro Weekly,
Thanks for keeping me going. I can’t wait to get back outside, I am genuinely missing random human contact. Before the lockdown I would be moaning about too many people in the street, the Spaniards congregating in the middle of small pavements for a family chat, nobody covering the tills on Mercadona when it’s busy, you know the regular moany old man stuff.
Now I just can’t wait to see people in the street, kids playing in the parks again, angry rushes along the high street to get home to my dog after work. It’s funny the things you take for granted that you miss. Hopefully, it will continue to make me feel differently.
I don’t miss the beggars or being shoulder barged by ignorant people but I do miss my favourite coffee!
Yours in need of a good cuppa
Dear Steven Saunders,
Just wanted to say thank you for the great soda bread recipe. I made it last week and it was perfect. I used fresh coriander as I had some on hand. I recommend anyone desiring a quick easy bread should give this a try.
I look forward to more of your recipes.
Jimena de la Frontera
Spread some sanity
Ref: Expats in Spain outraged on the Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol seeing Ross Kemp in vital PPE equipment as it’s wasted
I’ve never responded to any article in any media even though I’ve become increasingly infuriated by the sensationalism, fake news, hysteria, and unbalanced minority driven reporting by so many mainstream journalists in the last three years. But the above article did it for me, so I’m addressing my concerns to yourself as one of the only sane voices in an increasingly insane media, maybe you could spread some sanity.
When we embed the media in a military conflict it places risk and burden on the units and soldiers involved, but it’s justified as its essential for the public to know what is happening on the front line and for the military to know the public understands their role and hardship.
Covid19 is a war and no different, when we emerge from the far side of this crisis the authorities and the public will be desperate to analyse and learn from every aspect of what happened. The health service will be desperate to show the world the warlike conditions they worked under, the hardships they faced, and the superhuman effort it took from everyone to manage an impossible situation and save lives.
Ross Kemp is a world-class investigative journalist and we should be applauding his efforts to report on the crisis. To have no insight at the end of the crisis would be a travesty.
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As frontman of a rock band Damon used to court the British press, now he lives the quiet life in Spain and seeks to get to the heart of the community, scoring exclusive interviews with ex-pats about their successes and struggles during their new life in the sun.
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