The souvenir shops of Majorca’s resorts have undergone changes down the decades. Nowadays, many of them, while announcing that they are souvenir shops, appear to sell little else other than inflatable crocodiles for the beach and Messi shirts. What a relief it must be for souvenir vendors that Messi is staying at Barcelona; what would happen to all that stock if he upped sticks and started appearing in the sky blue of Man City? Not, it has to be said, that this Barça stock is shifting at present. All any of us want is a souvenir, the memory of how things were, the reality of how things should be. Tourists.