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Life in Culebrón is a disconnected series of pieces about the banal and ordinary of everyday life in an inland Alicante village seen from my very British perspective.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Free gifts

The local elections are this Sunday so all of the parties are running a series of last minutes meetings. I went to listen to Ramón Cerdá from the UCL (Central Liberal Union) last night. The meeting was fine but as it's the fourth I've been to I'm getting used to the routine.

However, if the meetings follow a similar pattern the gifts don't! I am becoming a bit of a connoisseur. The Conservative PP definitely won out on this competition - a calculator with pen set and an electronic thermometer, the UCL gave away a nice little notepad and a fag lighter but their biro didn't click in and out properly. The Socialists didn't do so well - their fag lighter is OK but the biro is shaped like a space rocket with a wide bit where the main engines should be, presumably so it will stand up - most odd.

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