January 2016 tweets

One of my tweets on 1st January 2017 was this link to advice on how to cure a hangover. Hopefully I won't need to refer to it this January as I intend to go without alcohol for, at least, a whole month.




The Three Kings' Day parade caused some controversy in Madrid last year.





Infanta Cristina went on trial. I wonder when and how it will end.


There was that other scandal that never seems to go away or end.




A Spanish airline allegedly took advantage of the desperation of job seekers.




A woman in the UK claimed she had accidentally washed the winning lottery ticket in a pair of jeans.




Madrileños had to be reminded not to drop litter.




And the cute animal story of the month was the one about a goat and a tiger.





Which story caught your attention? 

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Comments

José said…
Hi Graham,

I seem interesting the story of a woman who won 33 million Lotto jackpot. The act was a grandmother of four bought the winning ticket Lotto jackpot (I think Lotto jackpot is like Spanish "Primitiva") and accidentally she put it in the washing machine inside the pocket of her jeans. When she realised the winning numbers were visible but the date and the bar code had been rubbed off because the winning ticket had faded.

She complained her 33 million with the battered ticket and then, the media published all personal information about Susanne Hinte who was the winner. After reading this piece of newspaper, I know that she is German, divorcee of a soldier, has lived in the road for about 30 years, couldn't breathe and hasn't slept since, was in intensive care, had begging letters from people asking for money, has two children and four grandchildren, plans to give some money to charity and so on. An important thing of the story is that her neighbour helped Miss Hinte place the battered ticket on a piece of card. ¡What a beautiful detail!

I hope Camelot (What is Camelot Mr. Scot?) had paid 33 million to Miss Hinte.

See you.
Graham said…
Hi José,

Thanks again for commenting on posts that would otherwise be left without comments. It makes me feel that I didn't waste my time.

Camelot is the business which organizes the national lottery in the UK.

This was a strange story. As far as I remember, this woman was simply trying to deceive everyone. She didn't get away with it.



I find the story about a woman who won the 33 million Lotto jackpot interesting. A grandmother of four bought the winning ticket Lotto jackpot (I think Lotto jackpot is like Spanish "Primitiva") and she accidentally put it in the washing machine inside the pocket of her jeans. When she realised, the winning numbers were visible but the date and the bar code had been rubbed off because the winning ticket had faded.

She claimed her 33 million with the battered ticket and then, the media published all the personal information about Susanne Hinte who was the winner. After reading this newspaper article, I know that she is German, divorced from a soldier, has lived in the road for about 30 years, couldn't breathe and hasn't slept since, was in intensive care, had begging letters from people asking for money, has two children and four grandchildren, plans to give some money to charity and so on. An important thing about the story is that her neighbour helped Miss Hinte place the battered ticket on a piece of card. ¡What a beautiful detail!

I hope Camelot (What is Camelot Mr. Scot?) paid the 33 million to Miss Hinte.
José said…
Hi Graham,

I like this story about a goat and a tiger’s unlikely friendship. I know that you dream with stories like this, as if you were a child. The video shows that the boat sometimes goes away the tiger. It’s impressive to see that they are more compatible each other than Spanish politicians. I think that animals are like human beings, one is peaceful and the other is violent. In other words, every animal is not violent by nature, but they are determined by circumstances, place, environment and so on. I know that this point of view is risky but many people think in this way.

In my opinion, the zoo’s director Dmitry Mezentsev speaks in his office, while the goat and the tiger are outdoors on the so snowing place. Mr. Dmitry is very rude. This is no manner of treating animals.

See you.
Graham said…
Hi José,

I don't think it is childlike to love and respect animals.

Human beings can learn so much from animals.

They have feelings just as we do.


... I know that you dream about stories like this, as if you were a child. The video shows that the goat sometimes goes away the tiger. It’s impressive to see that they are more compatible than Spanish politicians. I think that animals are like human beings, one is peaceful while another is violent. In other words, every animal is not violent by nature, but they are determined by circumstances, place, environment and so on. I know that this point of view is risky but many people think this way.

In my opinion, the zoo’s director Dmitry Mezentsev speaks in his office, while the goat and the tiger are outdoors in the heavy snow. Mr. Dmitry is very rude (=impolite) This is no way to treat animals.