Sunday, February 25, 2018

Keep on walking

Expat Andy Cameron continues his charity trek from Rome to Ronda

Poop patrol

Put away the acrobatic suit, the time may finally have come where we can just walk down the street…

The Spanish sorting hat of doom

The Spanish adventures continue atop the Sevilla cathedral

Axarquia Rugby beat the British Army!

Club win the triangular tournament in front of the biggest crowd ever seen at the Velez-Malaga stadium

Radio GaGa

Bartie laments complicated modern technology

Ernest Hemingway’s ¡Olé!

Admire the skill of the matadors or deplore the cruelty to the bulls; a first visit to a bullfight can bring out both of these emotions

Film Review: The Social Network

Charlotte Hanson reviews The Social Network, showing at cinemas on the Costa del Sol

Scottish country dancing comes to Jerez

OP blogger Luke Andrews joins in the fun at the 22nd Annual Meeting of Scottish Country Dancers in the Iberian Peninsular

Feliz Navidad!

"I’m finding out that Christmas in Spain is about Jesus, not Santa"

After a fashion

Bartie takes a swipe at fashion choice and raises questions over economic migration

Doolally about dogs

Charlotte's 'other half' DJs at a dog's birthday party for charity in Puerto Banus!

Maximilian Bartie

Disgruntled of Andalucia (formerly of Royal Tunbridge Wells)

A woman’s prerogative

“We should enlarge that upstairs window and install French doors, to match all the other windows on the second floor.” The builder opened it up to accommodate the change. “That looks dreadful. It’s only a foot above the top of the front door. Put it back the way it was.”

Feeling the cold in Cordoba

Scarves, jackets, and many, many layers are the best way to prevent the change-of-the-season cold

El Castillo de Cabra

Hannah takes a tour around a castle that now houses a school

Jerez’s archaeological museum… a must see

The Archaeological Museum of Jerez - a surprisingly exquisite, engaging and complete collection of artefacts

From North Devon to South Spain in six decades – Part Two

The first night in San Sebastián (Guipúzcoa,) where I had arrived at the age of 20 to start my year abroad from university, had been an orgy of cheap wine, pintxos and music by Santana. This had led to the worst hangover of my life.

What’s your story? Flamenco glory

Each person has their own unique series of events that have transformed their dream of living in Andalucia into a real life Spanish odyssey

Help, help me, Ronda!

Paul Whitelock reckons an extract from the lyric of the Beach Boys 1965 hit resonates with lots of people who have come to Ronda to live. But why is this stunning city so special?

Richard Alexander: FATCA…You what?!

Richard Alexander discusses new US tax compliance legislation, and how it could affect you

Wine festival – Láujar de Andarax

John Woodhead recollects a fantastic day out in the Alpujarras

Semana Santa in Spain

Holy Week is experienced by Hannah - an American in Spain

Calliope/Carolyn comparison

Calliope, the eldest and most distinguished of the nine Muses. Carolyn, the second eldest and only slightly distinguished of the six Hill offspring, is constantly thinking about writing eloquent, epic or heroic prose. Carolyn Emmett - or is Calliope? - introduces herself to Olive Press web site readers

Save Erasmus!

The possible bankruptcy of the Erasmus programme was something that hit a nerve with me...

A ciggie on the lips or a sweetie on the hips?

Having kicked the smoking habit our blogger is now addicted to mints and wine gums!

Celebrating Three Kings Day in Spain

The streets of my small town were crammed with people of all ages for the parade
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