Scribbler in Seville

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.…

11 Questions: my answers

Many moons ago, one of my favourite bloggers, Bibsey Mama, a fellow mummy expat here in Spain for those who don’t yet know her fab blog, tagged me on an 11 questions meme. As I explained in a previous post,…

Up with the gods: Seville cathedral cubiertas tour, part one

Last weekend, we made one of our day trips, to Sanlucar de Barrameda, a coastal town near Jerez and Cadiz, just across the mouth of the Guadalquivir river from Doñana National Park (seen in the distance in this photo). The…

Expo 92, Take II: shiny surface v ugly underbelly

Exactly a month ago, Seville celebrated the 20th anniversary of the opening of Expo 92, the global event which brought the world to Seville, and Seville to the world, during six amazing months (20 April – 12 October 1992), changing…

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