OLYMPIAN GODS: When in Rome

‘There’s an English saying that “Rome wasn’t built in a day”,’ Hera remarked, surveying the ruins of the Forum. ‘But it looks as though...

OLYMPUS NEW YEAR – Monthly prose

‘This was not a good idea... that man Rajoy has a lot to answer for,’ Zeus whispered. Hera, who over the millennia had become...

#DEIXA-TE DE MERDAS – Reliving romance after failed love

How often is it that hours of trivial conversations over a bottle of wine with friends on the ‘emotional baggage’ we all carry can...

INSTAPOETRY – The age of scrolling literature

Keats, Heaney, Angelou, Owen, Poe, Shakespeare, Lorca, Hughes, Chaucer, Dickinson, Whitman; just a handful of names synonymous with the Western poetic canon. You might...

Olympian Gods – WHAT A LOAD OF SHEEP

  Does a BA point to anything other than the first two letters of a bleated ‘baaah’? Academic research into the cognitive abilities of sheep...

Ballad of the Chauvanists

Prince, have you heard – that Auntie BBC has given in to pressure from a set of female staff who claim they do not get their workplace...

A CAPELLA – standalone voice of fine arts and romance

Abstract artist Capella Van Ryan is returning to Gibraltar where she and her husband Colin were married 13 years ago, to renew their vows...

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...

THE CHAP FROM EFFESSEE – A Greek background doesn’t help in...

‘You are not going to a bullfight in La Linea or anywhere else; whether as a toreador or as a bull.’ Although millennia  had...

SHE HASN’T FORGOTTEN – The girl means business

Author Carla Acheson sounds very foreign, but she was actually born in Gibraltar from Gibraltarian parents, and her maiden name is Lengui. “Yes, I was...