I Must See… in Spain

Seville Cathedral and Alcazar La Giralda tower, Seville Cathedral, and the Alcazar combine to form a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tower is a minaret, a “masterpiece of Almohad architecture,” according to UNESCO. The cathedral is larger than St. Peter’s in Rome and a 37-meter main altar of carved statues completely covered in gold. The…

Spring Equinox March 20th 2019

The March equinox marks the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator – from south to north. This happens on March 19, 20, or 21 every year. The Equinox is one of the two periods of the year when the sun crosses the equator and…

I Must See… in Spain

Valencia Falles FRIDAY, MARCH 15 09:00 hours Plantà of all the infantile failures 2:00 p.m. Mascletà in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento. Pyrotechnics Zarzoso 5:00 p.m. Closing of the Ninot Exhibition 5:30 p.m. Reading of the popular verdict and proclamation of the Ninot Indultat of 2019 5:45 pm Collection of the ninots by the falleras commissions 00:00 hours L’alba de les falles with…

I Must See … in Spain

The Prado and Paseo del Artes, Madrid The Prado alone ranks with the world’s top art museums for the riches of its collections The Prado has the world’s largest collection of Spanish art, an impressive continuum from 12th-century medieval works through the avante-garde movement of the early 20th century, and is especially noted for its…

Red Nose Day 15th March 2019

What is Red Nose Day? Red Nose Day is a fundraising campaign run by the non-profit organization Comic Relief Inc. a public charity. Red Nose Day brings people together to have fun, raise money and change the lives of kids who need our help the most. Comic Relief (Red Nose Day) is one of the two high-profile telethon events held…

App of the Month

Timehop – Memories Then & Now Timehop helps you celebrate the best moments of the past with your friends. It’s like #tbt every day! (throw back thursday) What were you doing a year ago today? Two years? Three years? Tap through your old photos, videos, & posts from your iPhone, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, & Swarm,…

Clocks going Forward

The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time (called “Summer Time” in many places in the world) is to make better use of daylight. We change our clocks during the summer months to move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening. If you live near the equator, day and night are nearly the…

Pancake Day 5th March

How will you be eating yours? Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday, is the feast day immediately before Ash Wednesday which marks the start of the 40 days of Lent that lead up to Easter. Because its date is determined by that of Easter Sunday, Pancake Day really is a moveable feast A pancake (or hotcake, griddlecake, or…