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The Centenary of Bram Stoker’s Death in Dublin

This month there are events happening around the city to celebrate the centenary of Bram Stoker’s death in Dublin. Tonight, we attended readings from Dracula by actor Laurence Foster in the magnificent St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin. It was a fantastic evening and amazing to see the cathedral with spooky lighting and to hear the beautiful organ add to the…

Hotel recommendation in Seville, Spain – Hotel Simon

Where to stay in a city can be difficult to decide. Cost, location and cleanliness (no bed bugs please!!) are important considerations. We were recently looking for a hotel recommendation in Seville, Spain, and the splendid Hotel Simon was recommended to us by a colleague. We probably would not have picked this for ourselves off a…

The Queen of Chorizo Sandwiches in Andalusia, Spain

I went through many pretenders to get here, to the moment where I would sink my teeth into the most succulent chorizo I’d ever encountered. Many had previously let me down- certainly anything wrapped in plastic on a grocery store shelf was reliably sure to disappoint. I thought I’d had a few good ones in…