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“China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors”- Liverpool

  Last week I went to view the exhibition currently in situ at the World Museum in Liverpool, namely “China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors”. I wasn’t really sure what to expect so went with an open mind, fully cognizant … Continue reading

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The Creation, CBSO/Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

For the last few years I have followed the career of the Lithuanian conductor Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla with considerable interest. She was the “shock” appointment as Musical Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra after Andris Nelsons departed for the … Continue reading

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The Mushroom (las setas) in Seville…….weird and wonderful

On our third day in Seville we decided to take a “free walking tour” of the city and were told to meet our guide outside “The Mushroom”. We arrived at the due time and were quite taken aback by this … Continue reading

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Taller Andaluz de Cocina – cookery school in Seville

On my recent visit to Seville I had a day to myself as my wife had gone on a trip to Granada and I couldn’t face the 6 hours of travelling, no matter how beautiful the sights of Granada are! … Continue reading

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Flamenco………Seville Street Style

I recently returned from a 10 day trip to Seville in Southern Spain, which is a fabulous city with so much to see and do, not least the Cathedral, Real Alcazar, Plaza de Espana and the Metropol Parasol (but known … Continue reading

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Annandale Distillery…………..Scottish whisky (just!)

On my recent visit to the Lake District it was suggested that I make a foray across the border to visit the Annandale Distillery (given my interest in whisky) which is the most southerly whisky distillery in Scotland. It is … Continue reading

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A Lakeland Drive…..Bassenthwaite and Buttermere

I have just returned from a three day visit to the Lake District in Cumbria and my affection for the area continues to increase, although I still argue that there is no finer place in the UK than the Yorkshire … Continue reading

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