Christmas lights in Sevilla are on!
So now I can officially start listening to Christmas songs. 🙂
I first met Caroline & Steve when I was in San Sebastian. We had been Twitter friends for ages, so it was great to finally meet up in person. Then I found out they were coming to Sevilla with their friends Chris & Louisa, so we met up this weekend for a quick tapeo. Because OF COURSE they had to try the pringá at Bodeguita Romero. Hoping they will be back soon.
Two years ago I went to the opening party at Lama La Uva and have been friends with owner Ana Linares ever since. We also work together as her fabulous wine shop is one of the stops on my Market & Tapas Tour. So I was very excited to hear that Ana is going to be opening a second location in December, which will also include a small tapas bar. Stay tuned…
I’ve said it before but, man, my life would be so much poorer without Twitter and (more recently) Instagram. Last night I finally got to meet Donna & Dave, who I met via Victor @welovemalaga, another friend I also met on Twitter many years ago. D & D have been to Málaga several times but this was their first visit to Sevilla and they came out on a tapas tour with me. Hopefully we will meet up in Málaga next time!
About a month or so ago I went to see my GP Agustín because I had suddenly developed floaters in my right eye, accompanied by flashing lights in the right hand corner (only noticable when it was dark). So he put in a request for an appointment with the ophthamologist and said they would get in touch. Then I started getting those flashing zig-zaggy prisms right across my eye, though they didn’t last long. But the point was that things weren’t getting any better and I still hadn’t heard from the specialist about my appointment.
The reason I wasn’t super worried about it was because this very same thing happened to me almost exactly 9 years ago. And I got it checked out and it was nothing, and eventually went away. But after having mentioned this here, and also to a couple other friends via email/whatsapp I was suddenly being pressured (in the kindest way possible) to GET IT CHECKED OUT. Because the threat of retina damage and vision loss is actually quite a real one. So I checked again with my GP this morning, and he agreed I should go to Emergency, so I hopped into a taxi and found myself once again at my least favourite place in Sevilla.