Category Archives: From a Foreign Field

Reports and thoughts from places and events outside the UK. From festivals to nature walks, events to everyday life.


What happened after that?

A remarkable comeback is what happened – for Pedro Sanchez, leader of Spain’s socialist party PSOE and shortly to become the latest Prime Minister of Spain. Regular followers of this blog may recall articles documenting the various Spanish national elections … Continue reading


The Guitar in Time

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A guitar must be ‘in time’ with the music, particularly so with the fluid, changing rhythms of flamenco, but this is a punning title too. Only someone supremely skilled and confident in their own ability would present a set which summoned … Continue reading


Caballero and Patino at Sala Compania

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It’s already half way through week one of Festival 2018 by the time all our party arrive in Jerez. As is by now traditional, we head out into a rain-soaked town for our first sherry of this year’s Festival. Not … Continue reading


At Festival de Jerez 2018

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The Festival de Jerez 2018 is over now. The crowds have gone home and already the town is gearing up for Semana Santa as Easter is early this year. The boxed seating is being erected all over town and some central … Continue reading


Ruta del Sol

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Today the Ruta del Sol race passes through the Sierra de Grazalema. The Ruta del Sol or Route of the Sun, also known as the Vuelta a Andalucia, is a Spanish cycle race traditionally held in February around the southern tip of … Continue reading