Monthly Archives: February 2012

Wildcamping Gives You The Perfect Sunset and Sunrise

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Leaving Seville yesterday took longer than we’d anticipated, getting stuck in slow moving traffic as we rounded the city. Not one of TomTom’s finer hours. We chose the route north through Extramadura, keeping to the Autovia which meant we missed most of the best scenery but it was still interesting nonetheless. We cut across country to reach a campsite that… Read more »

The Beauty of the Palace of The Royal Alcazars of Seville

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Just a quick post with some pictures for the moment of Seville’s Alcazar Palace. Although we wanted to see the cathedral and Giralda tower we were put off by the queues, and decide to go to the Alcazar instead. It’s an amazing place, with many similarities to the Alhambra Palace in Granada. Despite being on a smaller scale than the… Read more »

The Delightful and Fascinating City of Seville

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The classic Seville Orange casting shade on the corner of a square in Seville

Today in Seville has been a delight. It’s an amazingly pretty, varied and interesting city. We’ve spent most of the day just milling about with no specific agenda, apart maybe from regular stops for taps and beer, and we’ve been blessed with just gorgeous weather. The forecast was for 22 degrees, and some of the temperature signs dotted around were… Read more »

Andalusian Horse Demo at Yuguada de la Cartuja, Jerez de la Frontera

For the first time on this trip, today I felt like a tourist. I’m sure just about every other person I’ve interacted with so far has thought on every occasion I’m a tourist, but for me, it was a first. The reason – we went to see the Andalusian Horse Stables at Yaguada de la Cartuja, 300 horses whose blood… Read more »

Why Microsoft’s Irrelevance is Slowly Becoming Clear

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Logo Image for the Microsoft Office Suite

Then, she explained, the iPhone came. There was no Office. People got things done. Then the iPad came. There was no Office. People got things done. Android came. People got things done. All of those things that they, just a couple of years ago, were convinced they needed Office to do. They got them done without it. And thus, the… Read more »

Sherry, Port. Port, Sherry – Cadiz and Puerto de Santa Maria

Colourful Concrete Screen at Puerto Sherry, Puerto de Santa María

A quick move up the coast to be in striking distance of Jerez de la Frontera, as we are off to see some Andalusian horses being put through their paces at the Yaguarda de la Cartuja before hurrying along to Seville to meet up with Kate and Piers in the afternoon. We found a campsite in Puerto de Sante María… Read more »

How Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion Helps Signpost the Vision for a Post-PC Era

OS X Mountain Lion - Messages App Unified Across Devices

Apple announces the next version of OS X, ‘Mountain Lion’, which continues the trend of bringing iOS features to the desktop. It also suggests of a shift in Apple’s strategy for the desktop overall. With Apple’s core market moving further towards the consumer and business pocket, how might the product line up reflect Apple’s changing fortunes?

Cycling Around Paloma Alta, Betis and Sierra de Fates

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A trig point, Palomo Alta near Tarifa

Getting back on the bike after what seems like an age, then encountering more than my fair share of dead ends and no entry roads, some very rough stuff, cows, horses and donkeys, mad men with guns – it all makes for an excellent day out.