Did you hear the one about …

Berlusconi might be a snake but he tells a fair joke:

#  A Jew hides a fellow Jew in his basement at the time of the concentration camps and charges him 3,000 euro  a day. The Jew paid up because he had the money but do you think he should tell him that Hitler has died and the war is over?

Villa for sale/rent

JD writes of abandonment:

Seafront property available on the Costa del Sol.

Yet another casualty of the property boom/bust-





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Slice of Russian salmon

Possibly as a result of recent food posts here, my Russian friend has kindly sent a clip from over there on salmon fishing. Even if you can’t understand a word of it – and I was struggling myself in many places – it doesn’t really need words to get the general idea. It also shows things that possibly he mightn’t have expected us to pick up on. If you can spare the time and the Russian language doesn’t bother you, then it may be rewarding to watch:

1. The still undeveloped nature of much of the riverside areas, the warmth of the average Russian and the way people still connect with nature always strikes a foreign visitor;