End of recession, more snow, Basque pelota plus a request for help
Hooray! Well done Basques: In record time we’ve managed to build up a following of a little over 2,000 members of “Basques Around the World,” the Facebook group we created to keep you all abreast of goings-on both here in the Basque Country as well as the many parts of the world where Basques are living.
The Basque Country woke up on Thursday 11th February to heavy snow clouds, though an otherwise brighter outlook on the horizon: figures show the Autonomous Community is finally – if precariously – out of the recession.
The latest installment to our Basque Pelota blog comes once again from English pelota fan Tiffany, who gives us a blow-by-ricocheting blow account of Olaizola and Mendizabel’s victory over the might Tintin III and Pascual.
If you’re a Pelota fan – or want to learn more about it – check out our fantastic new infographic which explains the history, origins and some interesting facts about the Basque sport.
And the Basque Country once again makes it into the UK press as a top destination to visit, this time touring by car.
Where you can help
Here at Basques Around the World, we think you’ll agree we’re always glad to help. We’re delighted that Sally Cochrane, a university student in Leeds undertaking a dissertation on the Basque Language, was able to find our group to carry out her research. She wrote yesterday to say:
“I found your name on a Basque group on Facebook and I would really appreciate it if you could take the time to complete this questionnaire to help with my study. All the responses are anonymous and all questions are voluntary. You can withdraw your answers at any time. Please could you also forward my questionnaire to other people of Basque origin you may know. Thank you very much.”
The link to Sally’s questionnaire is the following: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dG5qeXJtcjdETFBXUVZ0X1pNdlNzVnc6MA
If you’re Basque-speaking, click on the link, answer the questions and submit – couldn’t be easier.