A Beard ‘Too Long’ and a God ‘Too Old’ For Santa

‘Too old, and my beard needs trimming. I travel a thousand stadia... spend six hours crammed into uncomfortable easyJet seats... pay out a small...

GIBRALTAR LITERARY FESTIVAL: Schedule of Events

  THURSDAY 14TH NOVEMBER 10:00am Death of a Translator Ed Gorman, Nick Higham The Gibraltar Garrison Library (Festival HQ), 1 hour Ed Gorman will be interviewed by Nick Higham...

BOOKISH… (part 1)

By Joel Francis Choosing the right book can be a difficult task. Going into a bookshop (well in Gibraltar’s case, Amazon or Book Depository because...

Gibraltar: Physiotherapy In Its Early Years

AN INTERVIEW WITH LINA SEARLE “I was the first local person to train as a physiotherapist in the UK; I was appointed locally in October...

Add Friend: Zeus

Zeus glared at the clusters of multi-coloured icons spread across the laptop screen; as incomprehensible as Celtic runes, the Phaistos disc, or Egyptian hieroglyphs....

Gods On The Rock

‘Why would anyone want to live in the countryside?’ Zeus tossed the question lightly across the Olympian breakfast table. He asked it quietly, as...

Games for Gods

Boogalooga! BOOGALOOGA!’ Zeus spat out the word in a roar that set the multi-coloured champagne flutes trembling on the shelves of the new cocktail...

The German Colonel and The Jagdterrier (Part II)

(Based on a true story.) The major touched his moustache briefly and after some hesitation said: “That´s fine, but you better have a good reason...

Political Polemics and Mediterannean Cookery

‘Newfangled nonsense. There’s neither rhyme nor reason to the way mortals think or behave!’ Zeus slammed the gilt thunderbolt he was polishing onto the...

The German Colonel and the Jagdterrier (Part I)

(Based on a true story.) Madrid 1946. The Café Gijon was busy as usual in that cold January morning of 1946. The smell of Colombian coffee...