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I just returned from a trip in Southern Spain that ended in Granada. During the first three days of May they celebrate by adorning squares throughout the city in crosses covered in red flowers. The Cruces de Mayo.

Women and children don their flamenco dresses,  and swarm the streets. There are balloons and ice-creams, nuts for sales and generations of families all enjoy delicacies such as garlic prawns and steamy croquettes in the outdoor tapas bars.

What really struck me, as people greeted each other and families enjoyed the fiesta outing together, was the sense of community there. While Marylebone is celebrated as a village inside London, it also has a typical English reserve. People love the local feel, but do not know their neighbours. I’m not sure that is ever something that will return.

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