Monday, 9 November 2015

Seville, November 2015


Yet another day of fabulous weather.  This really is our summer!  Beth was up early and off to work this morning and I went off to look for the church we can see from Beth's roof, while Heather drew the skyline from up there.  Once I found this magnificently ornate church with its beautiful blue tiled dome, I discovered that it was disused and undergoing restoration.   I imagine it will be amazing when completed.  After this I went back for Heather and we wandered over the river to the old gypsy quarter of Triana, famous for flamenco and producing champion bull fighters.  We enjoyed a simple but very pleasant lunch in an attractive square listening to live flamenco.  Magical.  After lunch we caught the bus to the town of Bollullos, a few miles out of Seville, to visit Beth's school.  We enjoyed seeing where she worked and meeting her colleagues.  It made us proud to watch her with her first class of 6 year olds.   It was then pleasant to sit in the sun with a drink while we waited for the bus back to Seville.  Sadly this was to be our last evening and to celebrate we cooked a meal for Beth in the flat ready for her coming home from work.  The next day was down to last minute shopping and making our way to the airport for the flight back to Stansted.  We did extend the trip, however, by staying in the Premier Inn at Stansted and visiting the Fitzwilliam museum and the Scott Polar Institute in Cambridge on the way home.

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