Joan Manuel Serrat set several of Antonio Machado's poems to music for his 1969 album "Dedicado a Antonio Machado, poeta" (dedicated to the poet Antonio Machado). The video below is a lovely dance performance set to the music of Serrat and the words of Machado by the dance group Ballet Inma Cortés. Stunning! The film was shot at night without any audience … [Read more...] about La Saeta
I've been in Spain this week at a couple of events. One of the things I love about Spain is the food. No matter where you go it's always pretty good and in many cases it's out of this world. Of the various things that you can eat in Spain my favourite is jamón. Ham. Jamón iberico. Yum! By the time I leave the country tomorrow morning I'll probably have … [Read more...] about Overdosing On Jamón
Streets, squares and other public venues get named after famous people and events all the time. But it's a bit odd to discover that there's a square in the centre of Madrid bearing the name of Margaret Thatcher. It's bizarre, but it's true: Apparently the square was named after Thatcher last year. I've no idea why Madrid would do this, but apparently it's a … [Read more...] about Thatcher Lives On .. In Madrid
When I started my degree at the University of Limerick my Spanish wasn't that great. I'd studied it in secondary school, but I'd never made any real effort and I wouldn't have been able to do a whole lot. So I had the option in second year to go to Spain for the full academic year. For me that was a wonderful opportunity to improve my command of the Spanish language … [Read more...] about Mesón Extremeño Cáceres
I use a Mac. A lot of people use Macs.We're not all weirdos.HonestHowever there is nothing more annoying than a website that explicitly tells you that your choice of computer will not work:If it was a simple bit of brochureware I wouldn't mind as much, though I'd still think it was a bit odd.However it's not. It's the ecommerce site for Argos in the Spanish market. That they've … [Read more...] about Argos Spain Don’t Like Mac Users?