Mimosa O’Clock

The first week back to work after Christmas is always the hardest. After three weeks of being barely human, living in my pajama and sleeping 84 hours per week, I suddenly have to wake up at 6:00 am and be a productive contribution to society. So after working hard for 5 whole days, I felt…

Let Me Tell You A Secret…

What is it about a secret that’s so attractive, so irresistible? Secrets are only secrets because they’re secret… forbidden knowledge. We all know that if something is forbidden we will want it even more. Take a look at Adam and Eve for example. Both man and woman decide to eat the only forbidden fruit in a…

Cheese Please!

Do you ever have those days where you have no cravings, feel healthy and fit and are absolutely content with your small bowl of salad? Me neither!! Anyone who knows me well will attest to me being helpless when it comes to food. I want it all, and I want it now. So, as I promised…

Habanera Heaven

A few weeks ago my friend and I decided to go for a couple of relaxed drinks. Even though our tiny hipster-hearts hurt, we ventured out of Malasaña and discovered how the other half lives. We wandered around a little before stumbling across a bar, which seemed popular. As we entered (and I am surprised I…

My Abono took me to Toledo

I got up late, feeling lazy and bored, but then remembered that yesterday I went through a small piece of hell to obtain the popular Madrid metro card. This meant that today is the start of something new; the world (or at least Madrid) is now my oyster! Let me rewind. For days… even weeks, my friends have…

Valencia

When I first chose to embark on my Spanish adventure, I was determined to start in Valencia, city of delicious paella, sun, sand and oranges. But after life took its turns, I ended up falling so deeply in love with Madrid, that I wasn’t ready to abandon my newly found love after just two weeks….

Making friends has never been easier

Us millennials don’t talk to the cute guy at the bar, we swipe right. We don’t have a sense of direction because we google map it, and we love to spend our holidays at a stranger’s house rather than in a hotel. We are attached to the digital world, but that doesn’t mean we don’t…

Homeless in Madrid

I got the job!! But wait… wasn’t I forgetting something important? Oh yea, I needed a place to sleep. It’s Friday afternoon, I just signed the work contract and freedom commenced. That could only mean one thing… celebrate with a liter of margarita (I’m not even exaggerating). There was just one catch, I needed a…

Que Pasó?

A month ago I boarded that flight which changed my life in an instance. Just to recap (in case you’re lazy and haven’t read my start here and about pages), I had applied for a teaching job in Spain while still pondering the meaning of life in London. I was invited to the final interview stage…