Where a room with a view takes on a new meaning

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I am a believer in the Henry Ford maxim; ‘if it isn’t broke don’t fix it,’ but, you can’t stop innovation.

Designer loos have been installed in the Centro Comercial Mara Magnum in Barcelona.

There you will find tasteful artwork to keep you distracted from whatever you are doing.

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There is a kids section and breastfeeding cubicle; even a shop selling knick-knacks.

For innovation I have to hand it to the makers of a particular piece of bathroom porcelain I recently used. It was called ‘Bella Vista.’


Sorry, Spain is full up.

So says Xavier Garcia Albiol, PP Mayor of Badalona.


He is concerned that Spain’s population is becoming unmanageable at town hall level.

He points out that the ‘Full Up’ signs can be put up only by central government.

In fact the Spanish population rose only slightly in 2011 whilst the number of padron registered foreigners fell.

The Brits, whose numbers total 397,535, have some way to go to catch up on the near million Romanians happily soaking up the Spanish sun; the Moroccans too well outnumber Blighty’s refugees.

The Spanish population now stands at 47 million, officially.

Costa artistes need to organise

I have long held the view that musicians and artistes are as important to the leisure land we know as the Costas as are the sunshine and beaches.

They face two major problems; there is stiff competition from charity performers.

No other trade has to tolerate free competition.

Entertainers’ are often nomadic; few seem to run their professional lives like a business.

Their own worst enemy, they must also be the only trade that disdains a society with which they can organise themselves better. Sadly their trade anarchy tells.




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