Ten years ago this week I took my then girlfriend, Susan, on holiday to Majorca to propose marriage. Like most Brits abroad, I still seek news from home. I therefore sought out the nearest newspaper vendor and was surprised to see The Independent. At home, fate had conspired to hide me from the pre-launch media barrage.
I therefore assumed that The Independent was printed for the Spanish/Balearic expatriate community. After a week of reading I was a convert and enthused wildly on my return, advising friends to try The Independent next time they were in Spain.
lt was not until a week or so later that I spotted the paper on sale in the local newsagent and the penny dropped. All the very best for the next 10 years.
MILES W BAIGENT