Scribbler in Seville

A to Z of Sevilla: Part One, A-F

The Alcazar, Seville’s Mudejar delight: a perfect example of the synthesis between Spanish kings and Moorish craftsmen. What defines a city? What is that essence which gives it an identity all of its own – the strange, arcane customs? The architectural…

Campeones! Campeones! y Campeones!

Last night, the Spanish football team made history by winning its third back-to-back major competition: Euro 2008, World Cup 2010 and now Euro 2012. Two of the team’s players are native to Seville (well, the province) – Sergio Ramos and…

Friday’s main event (sadly, not the BIBS)

As I mentioned in a recent post (recent in terms of my characteristically unprolific output, rather than time-wise ), I’m a finalist in the BIB awards, organised by Brit Mums, a wonderful website which brings British (and Britain-dwelling) blogging mums together to…

Our Jubilee in (occasionally) sunny Suffolk

I might as well admit it now: I come from a family of staunch, conservative monarchists – ex-armed forces, Conservative Thatcherites. While I – and my brother – reject most of their political beliefs (which inspires some good, heated debates…

Gala night at the Alfonso XIII

A few nights ago I went to the (re)opening party of the Alfonso XIII hotel here in Seville. This venerable establishment, a landmark and icon of the city, the grande dame of Seville’s social scene, had received a major make-over.…

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