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Archive for December, 2010

Christmas, Navidad and all that

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

This is my last post until Christmas, and until after the New Year too, as the nice folk here at andalucia.com have given me next week off. I'm going back to the UK for a few weeks, so a very Happy Christmas to all Spain-dwellers who are enjoying a sunny ...

From Rubia to Rabia

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Hi, Sarah here again. I’m back on the blog to comment on something which has affected me over my time here, much more than I had anticipated. I arrived in Andalucia, as you may remember from my blog photo, with bright blonde hair and blue eyes. I stood out like ...

Ice-cold in… Seville

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

My first blog of this year was about the weather, so it's kind of appropriate that one of my last is too. Sarah will be blogging again this Monday - if you're female, have blonde hair, and/or have ever suffered comments from Spanish men, then don't miss it - and ...

Market forces

Monday, December 13th, 2010

[caption id="attachment_2212" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Drinks at weekly organic market in the Alameda, Sevilla"][/caption] Today I'm going to talk about food, which is an obsession in Andalucia, in case you didn't know. And more specifically, food markets. Farmer's markets and organic produce are both part of life in the UK and US, and ...

Floods – information, and water too

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

It's been an amazing week or so for news, wherever you live in the world, and even more so for those of us who call Spain our home. Julian Assange was arrested in London, refused bail and put in prison, after his company, Wikileaks, released 250,000 classified documents sent by ...

Lorca a la gitana

Monday, December 6th, 2010

A few years ago I was sent to El Vacie, a notorious chabola (shanty town) in the north of Sevilla, to research a news story. It was about a gitana (gypsy woman) who claimed to be the oldest woman in Spain - she had just celebrated her 116th birthday. Several ...