Scribbler in Seville

Duquesa de Alba

The Wedding of the Year: the view from la calle

Today was the Wedding of the Year in Spain. The Duquesa de Alba, Spain’s richest woman, who has one of the finest private art collections in the world, married her third husband. She is a very popular figure in Spain…

Science, tantrums and darkest Peru

Science, tantrums and darkest Peru

This week has been an in-between week for us: my son had finished his school term, but hadn’t yet started his activities programme. So we’ve been swinging between these scenarios: him, TV (Clan), me, computer (work); him, learning how to…

A brace of duchesses

Yesterday, we had a royal visit here in Seville. A four-hour whistlestop tour. Prince Charles came to town, for only the second time since his visit to the Expo 92 with his then-wife, Princess Diana (much harked back to when I…

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