50 – The Splendour and the Silence

La Virgen del Rocío - foto Ayuntamineto de Málaga

La Virgen del Rocío – Foto – Ayuntamiento de Málaga

Changeable weather couldn’t keep the penitents, the celebrants, the Nazarenos or the tourists away from Semana Santa.  In every city, town and village in Spain, people turned out to see the richly-decorated floats and the cofradías (brotherhoods) carrying them. Continue reading

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45 – Thinking About Drinking

You know when you’re at a really good party and you’re absolutely sloshed?  I don’t.  I’ve never been drunk, not ever.  I’m either that annoying friend who remembers the next day exactly what everybody did and said, or I’m that really useful friend who gives lifts home and remembers the next day where you left your car.  So after a lifetime of abstinence I’ve now been able to compare the party atmospheres and the drinking behaviours in the UK and Spain – without any personal bias at all! Continue reading