Sunday, February 25, 2018

Adios: What I learnt from living in Spain

In his final Olive Press dispatch, former Chief Reporter Tom Powell remembers the three key lessons living in Spain has taught him

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

Bringing the Osprey back to Spain

OP blogger Luke Andrews enjoys a wild weekend volunteering with Jerez zoo

Top 5 places to dine in Jerez

OP blogger Luke Andrews presents his tried and tested restaurant recommendations for you in Jerez

Where can I see dead people?

Olive Press blogger Luke Andrews stumbled upon the Real Bodies exhibition when he visited Portugal

Europe: In or out?

Olive Press blogger Claire Thomas ponders the question of a Brexit

Should we reinstate Jerez’s oldest mosque?

OP blogger Luke Andrews reports that last week students gave respect to their Muslim heritage, posing questions about its place in modern Spanish society

A Través del Tiempo: An art exhibition by David Saborido

Olive Press blogger Luke Andrews caught up with the painter behind the latest exhibition at Castillo de Santa Catalina

The problems of working in two schools for English-language Auxiliares in Andalucia

OP blogger Luke Andrews interviewed Auxiliares to find out their opinions on having two schools

Cádiz province kids take to Gaelic football

A group of teenagers from Jerez and Cádiz receive Gaelic football training from Marbella and Sevilla Gaelic football clubs

Jerez’s archaeological museum… a must see

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

To travel alone: A rewarding experience or an absolute nightmare?

Crossing the bridge to lone travelling is a daunting prospect, but not one to be missed

La Guitarrón: The best wine experience in Jerez

Away from the tourist jargon and the public glare, La Guitarrón is truly one of the undiscovered jewels of Jerez

The Top Three religious buildings to visit in Jerez de la Frontera

With well over 22 churches and convents in Jerez de la Frontera, finding time to visit them all can be tricky. OP blogger Luke Andrews offers his favourites

Bye bye Mr Negativity

TWO weeks into the new year and already I've gotten off to a very bad start to 2016. Like many, I'm not one for making new...

‘Spanish elegance’ – a trip to the north

OP blogger Ben Anson takes a trip to El Sardinero, Santander

How to put up a tent for the first time

Thinking about the first time we tried putting up our brand new tent always makes me giggle

Christmas Zambombas in Jerez

A special and uniquely Jerezano event unites the city this Yuletide

Collegium Musicum’s annual Christmas concert 2015 review

OP contributor Morris Bishop reviews the Marbella concert

Jerez Zoo: Why do visitors behave like animals?

A quick visit by OP blogger Luke Andrews reveals some disturbing facts about attitudes towards the creatures

Will anyone do something about this doggy mess?

Los disgusting Perros & the Happy Yapping Club

Collegium Musicum Christmas concerts

By Morris Bishop TWO Christmas concerts will be performed by the Collegium Musicum on the Costa del Sol in the run up to the festive...

Mushroom picking: A chance to reconnect with our hunter-gatherer past

It is essential to go with experts. Some mushrooms are toxic, and telling them apart is often tricky

Gaelic football heals social fractures in Jerez

Locals utilise the Irish sport to fight against sexism and heal broken communities

Olive Press blogger meets Syrian refugees in Jerez

Luke Andrews says we should do be doing more to help them

Jerez helps Syrian refugees

Syrian refugees are now settled in Junta de Los Rios
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