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On the telly

It's been warm here over the last couple of days. It was 29ºC and sunny in both Murcia and in Benidorm yesterday. Mind you up North they have snow and winds and down in the Canaries there was a huge downpour.

There's a programme on the telly that runs for a couple of hours in what we'd call the afternoon and you'd call the early evening - España Directo. It has reports, nearly all live, about a man in Zamora who's grown a giant melon or about the family in Motril who are being terrorised by their flamenco singing neighbours.

Yesterday they had a camera crew in Benidorm to compare and contrast the weather there to the storms in Cantabria, and as the anchor woman spoke to the reporter a group of people came into view wearing shorts and vests. Most people were wearing light clothing but not quite so summery. "Look, look, people in shorts and short sleeves," said the anchor, "talk to them!" The reporter ignored the group but the camera swung around to follow their progress. One of the group looked like he was about to drop his shorts and do a moonie but thankfully he thought better of it. The sweet sounds of English accents and vague expletives entered our living room.

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