Just going back to the 2009 mental problems of the woman accused of murdering her adopted daughter . . . Her psychiatrist of the time has now said she booked herself into and then out of a private psychiatric hospital but that she never should have been discharged because "There was something there. She was a very strange person". I wonder if this is standard psychiatric jargon. But, anyway, we're now told she's to undergo a psychiatric examination in prison to ascertain whether she has any mental health disorder(s) which could affect her responsibility, if found guilty. Which is good, as it's hard to believe a verdict of guilty is anything other than a racing certainty, given her trial by media. Of which this psychiatric guff is a major part.
I've mentioned a couple of times how confused I am by Pontevedra's ever-changing retail scene, where a good percentage of closing shops are swiftly reopened under new owners - usually offering items for ladies, frozen yoghurt (in December!) or sweets/candies. The latest of these is an ex-estate agents (realtors) which is now yet another place selling geegaws for women - in a street that's outside the main shopping area. Yesterday it was occupied by a woman in a fur jacket reading a newspaper. When I mentioned this to a friend over tiffins, she said she knew the owners and they specialised in fascinators, which they'd previously made at home. Neither of us gave it much hope. Especially as winter is not exactly the peak of the wedding season.
Talking of closures . . . Here's an article from The Local on the rate of bankruptcies in Spain over the post-bum years. Salutary reading.
And here's another Local list, which'll be of interest to you if you're an expat here in Spain. The Galicia entry is hokum, by the way. Can't speak for the others.
Finally . . . The tool which removes staples has a variety of names in the Anglosphere. That said, in the UK it only appears to be called a 'staple remover', though folk in some ex British colonies call it a 'decleater'. Which confused me until I saw it as 'de-cleater'. The Americans, of course, are far more inventive and use the following terms:-staple remover, staple extractor, staple puller, destapler, staple taker-outer[er], staple monster, stable biter, staple muncher, destaplizer, staple serial killer, jaws or crocodile. None of these, I venture to say, are as good as the word I invented for the tool in my first year in business - 'grimper'. Sad to say, this has yet to make the dictionaries. Or even Wikipedia. Perhaps I should edit the entry.