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Asian Festival and Seville Orange Days February 2015

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

[caption id="attachment_16151" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="The cultural festival of Asia in Seville."] [/caption] This month, after a chilly January, two events - one cultural and one gastronomic - are trying to tempt us out into the orange-scented streets of Seville. The first is the Cultural Festival of Asia, which is on until 22 February ...

On your bike – around Andalucia! Plan Bici 2020

Friday, January 24th, 2014

This week, the Junta de Andalucia (Andalucian Government) announced the "Plan Andaluz de la Bicicleta". This ambitious but admirable project aims to complete a network of over 5,000km of cycle lanes and routes throughout the region, in cities and countryside. The investment is 420 million euros, with benefits including job ...

Fundraising Gala for the Niños de Mariposa – Butterfly Children

Monday, June 11th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_6671" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Rebekah (blonde hair, far side of table) at the Niños de Mariposa Gala dinner in aid of the charity Debra, with EB sufferers Dunia (striped top, left) and Luis (blue top, right) and their families."][/caption] GUEST BLOG POST: REBEKAH THOMPSON A few months ago I was kindly invited ...

We care, you enjoy

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Leafing through a copy of Hello! the other day (English edition, now available in my local Carrefour, hallelujah!), I came across a "Fast Food" recipe (as in quick, easy meals) for "Andalucian Huevos a la Flamenca". Even though I'm a veggie and I know this recipe has meat, I was ...

Going private

Monday, July 25th, 2011

It's something which everyone has probably considered at some time during their time in Andalucia: taking out private health insurance. Nice comfortable hospital rooms with ensuite bathrooms - privacy and convenience; the latest high-tech medical equipment; and the finest staff. Whether it's for yourself or your family, the idea of ...

Fit for summer?

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Hey, summer's here. Time to hit the beach - after all, isn't that one of the reasons you live in, or are coming on holiday to, Andalucia? Are you panicking about your bikini body? Worried about all that cellulite? Launching on a last-minute attempt to look like Elle McPherson ...

Smoke-free Spain?

Monday, June 7th, 2010

It seems a logical follow-on from my last post, which was about drinking and driving here in Spain, to talk about smoking. The recently-announced tightening of the anti-tobacco law is kicking up a hell of a stink - or rather, trying to remove it. The stink, that is, of cigarettes ...

Could Tough Times have a Silver Lining?

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Would you believe we're nearing the one million mark in terms of unemployment in Andalucia? To be more exact 774,198 people are officially unemployed in this region at this time. That is an historic figure for the south of Spain, and has politicians in the Andalusian parliament pointing fingers at one ...