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
The score is currently standing at Joanna Lumley 1 : Tamara Essex 0. But I’ll even it up some day. Continue reading
Soy extranjera. I am a stranger.
Soy extranjera en una tierra nueva. I am a stranger in a new land. Continue reading
I’m definitely a “cup half full” type of person. Just as well, really. I nearly burned my house down ….. but I didn’t and I’m turning it to an opportunity. Continue reading
“Lluvia, nieve, viento y frio. El invierno mostrará mañana su lado más duro en la provincia.” Malaga Hoy, 27 febrero 2013, the day before Andalucía Day. “Rain, snow, wind and cold. The winter will show its harder side in the province tomorrow.” Continue reading
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
Tourism. Travelling, experiencing, immersing, enjoying, looking in from the outside. A holiday, basically. So are we tourists in our own areas? Continue reading