Scribbler in Seville

Easter fun at the Granja Escuela

  Last year my daughter Lola and I went to an Easter fun day at the Granja Escuela (English Farm) in Sanlucar La Mayor near Seville. This is a wonderful place in the countryside which works as a bilingual nursery…

The Biggest Misconceptions about Seville

You may (or indeed, may not) have noticed that lately, my blogging has been sporadic at best – not that I’ve ever been a strict twice-a-week kind of girl, if you know what I mean. Over the past few months, a…

Seville orange season – farm visit, tapas festival, flavoured goodies, and a recipe

Seville is famous for certain quintessentially Spanish, or Andalucian, things – flamenco, tapas and bullfighting. But say “Seville”, and many people, especially the British, will think “oranges” or “marmalade”. For it is here where the naranjas amargas (bitter oranges) are…

Through the arch: the 15 gates of Seville’s old city walls

As someone who revels in the endless learning experience that is Seville’s millennia-long history, I am always thrilled with any opportunity to delve further into the city’s past. Walking around the centre, gothic churches, medieval convents and ancient alleyways in every…

Mapping and (late) thoughts for 2015

The new year wasn’t greeted in my house with any great excitement or sense of hope – sorry all you eternal optimists and believers in the integral goodness of mankind, fresh starts, and all that. Long-term unemployment (my husband’s, not…

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