Monthly Archives: December 2011

Spanish christmas customs 5 – saints and canelons!

A post by Valerie Collins co-writer of “In the Garlic” http://inthegarlic.com/2011/12/spanish-christmas-customs-5-saints-and-canelons/

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Christmas in Spain

by Robert Bovington Spain is especially enjoyable during the Christmas season. Firstly the weather is so much better, but the main reason is that we do not have to put up with the sheer commercialism that is so prevalent in … Continue reading

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Spanish Christmas Customs 4 – The Big Bun | In the Garlic

….and another article by Theresa O’Shea Spanish Christmas Customs 4 – The Big Bun | In the Garlic:

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Spanish Christmas Customs 3 – the villancico | In the Garlic

Spanish Christmas Customs 3 – the villancico | In the Garlic:

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Spanish Christmas Customs 2 : building the belén | In the Garlic

Another interesting article by Theresa O’Shea… Spanish Christmas Customs 2 : building the belén | In the Garlic: belén in the Bovington household

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Spanish Christmas Customs 1- Fleecing the relatives | In the Garlic

This article is not one of mine but Theresa O’Shea’s, joint author along with Valerie Collins of  “In the Garlic”. Both Theresa and Valerie have written extremely interesting anecdotes about life in Spain…. Spanish Christmas Customs 1- Fleecing the relatives | In the … Continue reading

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Gaudí

Antoni Gaudí by Robert Bovington   He was an extremely original exponent of Art Nouveau who disliked straight lines as demonstrated by the wavy façade of Casa Milá. He used colourful collages of appliqué materials to add further ornamentation to … Continue reading

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