- La Tomatina Festa BuñolHaving really enjoyed the last few fiestas, we decided we would go to Buñol for the tomato fiesta La Tomatina. No-one knows for sure how this fiesta started and there are many stories, from two men starting a food fight in a restaurant that spilled out onto the streets, to a local housewife attacking the […]
- The Jumilla Wine Fiesta -La Vendimia de VinoThe small inland town of Jumilla is an important focal point for the major wine producing industry in the area and this annual event where hundreds of litres of free wine is given away is a thank you from all the bodegas and commercial vineyards. Last nights fiesta has to be one of the craziest […]
- How to make Chicken and Rabbit PaellaThe original paella valenciana probably dates to the early 1800s and the earliest kinds of paella were products of purely available local ingredients. Today paella is made in every region of Spain, using just about any kind of ingredient that goes well with rice. In our area of inland Costa Blanca, the most widely accepted […]
- The Farmer and The Donkey- A Moral StoryOne day a farmer’s donkey fell down a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to work out how to get it out. Finally, he decided the animal was old and as the well needed to be covered up, it just wasn’t worth trying to retrieve the donkey. He asked all […]
- Spontaneous Spanish SmileysYou may or may not have heard of Spontaneous Smiley, a project created by photographer Ruth Kaiser in which anyone can share photos of smiley faces they see in everyday objects. On a day out around Alicante we found a few of these smileys hidden in various buildings along the way. Maybe now you’ll spot some too!
- The Use of Olive Oil in your Beauty TreatmentsThe olive tree has been cultivated for more than 3000 years and much of the crop is used to make oil for cooking Now you can learn the secrets of olive oil that have made it such a favorite with Mediterranean beauties who have relied on it to help maintain good heath, a fresh dewy […]
The East Midlands Regional Assembly has met for the last time before being abolished.
The assembly, which had its final meeting on Friday, includes MEPs, business representatives, and local politicians nominated from councils.
It was launched in Leicester in 1998, but is now being scrapped along with seven other assemblies in England. BBC