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Archive for August, 2011

Organic, eco and bio

Monday, August 29th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_3735" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="The new "bio" (organic) section in my local Carrefour."][/caption] Like many expats, I'm just back from my summer visit to the UK. Coming back here to Spain after a lengthy stay (five weeks) in England always, inevitably, gets me thinking about what I miss most. One of ...

The most romantic gesture of all

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_3719" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="The Duquesa de Alba, who is to marry for a third time, after giving away her estate to her children."][/caption] At last, it has been confirmed: the Duquesa de Alba is to marry her boyfriend, at the beginning of October. This story has intrigued, not to mention ...

A summertime paso

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_3709" align="aligncenter" width="386" caption="The procession of the Virgin de los Reyes, last Monday in Seville."][/caption] POST BY AUGUST’S SPECIAL GUEST BLOGGER: KIM CAUSIER Monday 15 August: today I felt a tad more like a native Sevillana. Although it was the last day of the puente (long weekend), I didn’t enjoy a ...

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: Eat fresh, stay fresh

Monday, August 8th, 2011

POST BY AUGUST’S SPECIAL GUEST BLOGGER, KIM CAUSIER Although summer hasn’t been the scorcher I remember it being last year – temperatures dropped at the beginning of last week – it is still a lot warmer than I am used to. Last week I pointed out some of the best ways ...

GUEST POST: My Spanish Surrogate Family

Friday, August 5th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_3632" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Spanish campo paradise"][/caption] POST BY GUEST BLOGGER EMMA SPENCER In contrast with my trip to Nikki Beach, which I wrote about in yesterday’s blog post, I was recently lucky enough to experience the more traditional side of Andalucia. My landlord invited me over to his house to spend ...

GUEST POST: Living the high life

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

POST BY GUEST BLOGGER EMMA SPENCER Being a Cheshire girl, it is naturally assumed that I love a bit of glitz and glamour, so when presented with the opportunity to go to the celebrated Nikki Beach Club to watch the Marbella’s Hottest Bartenders Competition, I obliged straight away. Wearing the standard ...

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 ...