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Laying down roots

I used to daydream about living abroad – of having sunglasses permanently fixed on top of my head and eating fresh watermelon for brekkie. But even when that daydream became a reality, it still never felt “real”.  

Until now.

It’s not the destination…

…It’s the glory of the ride! Just when I thought a change of direction was in order, here I am again, writing about the unavoidable topic of language.  But it’s a theme that creeps into every single aspect of daily life. We (expats and locals alike) are always thinking about it, talking about it or…Continue reading »

Here and now

This just in. My pleasurable (and until now, personal) pastime that is writing has officially transitioned into my professional life.  Once I got over the initial excitement of telling family and friends that I had a side-gig where I was allowed to CHOOSE MY OWN JOB TITLE and then updating my LinkedIn profile accordingly (more…Continue reading »

Let the good times roll

Life outdoors brings its obvious pleasures. Here in Spain, the sunshine and bright blue skies make it hard to stay inside, and for the first time in my life, my weekend plans are not dictated by the weather forecast threatening a ‘chance of rain’. Now, I leave home confidently without an umbrella most days of…Continue reading »

A healthy dose

Today marks my 30th blog post! Thirty times over the past year, I have clicked ‘publish’ and shared one of my stories. And if you have been following my musings, you will know that the theme of my writing so far has been about languages and my own personal experience of learning Spanish. The reason…Continue reading »