The euro is useful because it has simplified travel to Europe but I miss the old pre-euro currencies. To have a wallet full of romantic and exciting sounding notes made you feel like a true international traveller. I liked the French franc and the Spanish peseta and the Greek drachma of course but my absolute favourite was the Italian lira simply because you just got so many.
What a great take on the theme (but I expected no less from you Andrew!) I’m pretty much stumped, at least for now.
Know exactly what you mean, Andrew. I was pretty rubbish with converting though, so it did me a favour in that respect.
“South of Granada” sounds interesting?
I must stop popping into the Reader on a Sunday morning. I get distracted from my true purpose. Still, it’s a nice use of that extra hour.
Thanks. South of Granada is a fascinating account of living in Spain 100 years ago and it is really well written – it gets my recommendation!
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