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My favourite chiringuito

Monday, August 15th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_3662" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Even in August - high season - you can still find an empty beach, if you know where to look (and don't mind a walk)."][/caption] POST BY AUGUST’S SPECIAL GUEST BLOGGER: KIM CAUSIER Since I’ve been living in Seville, eating has become my favourite pastime. It is not ...

GUEST POST: Five hot tips to keep cool in Seville

Monday, August 1st, 2011

[caption id="attachment_3570" align="aligncenter" width="433" caption="Parque Maria Luisa in Seville, with many shady spots for a summer's day. All photos by Fiona Flores Watson."] [/caption] POST BY AUGUST'S SPECIAL GUEST BLOGGER: KIM CAUSIER Anyone familiar with Seville’s summers would probably warn visitors off. As we arrive in August, the temperatures are sky-high, reaching anywhere ...

Summer holidays

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

As of next Monday, we're welcoming a guest blogger, who will be posting once a week - every Monday - for most of August. Kim is, like me, a Seville-dwelling English woman - a translator, blogger and all-round good sport who hasn't been here that long, but has already thrown herself ...

The language of… tax

Monday, June 13th, 2011

About a month ago, I did post on preparing and submitting your Declaracion de la Renta (tax return), the deadline for which is the end of this month. Like most people, the mere thought of this sends me into a cold sweat. All those unfamiliar but important terms, many of ...

Unsung heroine

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Last Tuesday, 8 March, was International Women's Day (Dia Internacional de la Mujer). Unless you never turn on the TV or read a newspaper, it would have been hard to miss. Daniel Craig, aka 007, donned a frock, high heels and a pretty blonde wig to star in an ad ...

Big Brother

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Thanks to this blog, you already know that there is no privacy under any commercial olive tree in Andaulcia! Remember that each one has a GPS coordinate and is kept under careful satellite surveillance by the regional government! Olive trees aside, most people know we all have access to satellite ...

Good Cause for a Climb

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

There are so many ways to "give back" and I'm always happy to see how local companies in our region are so concerned about putting some of their capital - be it financial or manpower - into good causes. This Saturday, May 31st, we have employees from the Marbella branch of ...

High Speed Information

Monday, May 26th, 2008

High speed information doesn't only come in the form of online messages and news. It can also burst into a city via high speed train lines thanks to RENFE's expansion in our region. According to the latest reports, not only does the high speed train already pass through Antequera on its ...

News for Birdwatchers

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

If you love the Andalusian countryside and you'd like to know the names of all those wonderful birds you see out there enjoying the fresh air and sunshine, this is your big chance! I had the opportunity to meet the organisers of the Bird Watching Days that will be taking place ...

Blown over by the Fair?

Monday, April 7th, 2008

Seville is teaming with life today as everyone - residents and visitors alike -are ready to enjoy a week of fun and festivity in a traditional event that rocks the city every year around this time. Weather reports, however, are not co-operating this year, with winds of up to 90 kilometres ...