Helen went for a long girls' weekend in Seville with old school/college friends in April and came back raving about the place.
Knowing my Ben's fascination with sacred geometry, she picked up a pack of postcards from the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos for him. I passed them over on Tuesday and he - bowled over - is now sold on the two of us spending time there ourselves. I wonder if we can fit it on over the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend which runs from Thursday June 2nd until the Sunday?
Helen and chums stayed at the Hotel Abanico (http://www.hotelabanicoseville.com/) and booked travel at http://thetrainline.com/ (I think they flew, go figure). She insists we make time for a trip to Cordoba no matter how tight the timescale is (who am I to argue), and has dropped round a couple of well thumbed guide books.
I am looking at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend which starts Thursday June 2nd. For all that it may be a bit soon, that could well be the best bet.
My interest is largely fired by Quixote and the Arabian Nights, Ben's by the art and architecture, but I think a blended 'Morisco' approach built on the Islamic heritage will work for both of us.
We also ought to programme a briefing with the Butlers around the corner at the Little Taperia before we head off; to get ourselves in the mood, to get a few last tips from, and to thank, Helen & Co before we go.