Scribbler in Seville

Flamenco flashmob in Seville (and Rome, London, Shanghai…)

Last weekend I saw my first flashmob*. It wasn’t a political statement, or a piss-take – not that there’s anything wrong with them. It was people dancing because they love it – for the sheer joy of clapping and twirling…

A design delight in Portugal

When I travel with kids, which is most of the time  except for the odd work freebie in a super-lujo, I stay at self-catering apartments or cottages. We often go to the Algarve, as the beaches there are less built-up and…

Capture the colour

Some weeks ago, fellow travel blogger Abi King of Inside the Travel Lab was kind enough to nominate me for a travel photography competition. First of all, I make no pretences about being a photographer, certainly nowhere near in the league…

Gold medals and green spaces

    I’ve just had my longest blogging break ever. Not through choice, I hasten to add, but my time has been taken up by a) work, b) kids, and c) Olympics. Morning: work; afternoon and evening: kids; night: work,…

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…

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