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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…

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…

A Merry Christmas in Seville, some gourmet goodies, and a sting in the tail

  Seville at Christmas-time feels wonderfully festive, with people going about their business – whether local Sevillanos working, meeting friends, buying presents or visiting belens (nativity scenes), or visitors under the spell cast by an already magical city at its most…

Fishy business: Seville’s new aquarium

It’s been far, far too long since my last blog post. It’s not that I’m short of ideas – quite the opposite – more that other things take precedence, like work, kids, donkeys (more about that soon). So coming back…

Exploring the Sierra de Grazalema from a home-from-home in Benamahoma

You can see for miles from Puerta de las Palomas (1,639m), in the Sierra de Grazalema. Nearly nine years ago I went to a small pueblo blanco (white hilltop town) called Grazalema in Cadiz province on a chilly November weekend, to…

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