Scribbler in Seville

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Spain’s last untouched wilderness: a visit to Doñana National Park

Many years ago, in my first year here in Seville, my brother and his wife and family – two small boys – came to visit. They spent some time at the beach, and one day we all took a boat trip from…

Up close and personal with the birds

Spring is here in Seville – which means warm days, mild evenings, the smell of orange blossom, and a succession of large-scale events revolving around passion, death and debauchery. Many people will be watching the Semana Santa processions over the…

Morning glory

Every morning, when I’m driving the kids to school, we see a flock of birds wheeling around in the sky just above the spot where we park the car. On sunny mornings, which is more often that not, the sun…

Mosaic owls and pink flamingos

As part of my plan to get the family out of the house on Sundays, to avoid driving each other mad or watching so much TV we become zombies, we’ve made two visits to nearby places of interest – last…

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