Every time we go out for drinks or tapas, Mackenzie always finds a way to steal my phone. I don’t exactly make it hard for her, since I always leave it on the restaurant table. When I next look through my camera roll, usually the next day, I can guarantee that I will have been… Continue reading The Many Faces of Mackenzie Hester
The most random, yet nicest thing happened to me on my way up to Segovia. In the last few months I’ve been using Blablacar to travel. Blablacar is a website where drivers can post their journeys, and you can pay them for a space in their car. It’s far cheaper and faster than public transport,… Continue reading Small Acts of Kindness
So, something kinda cool happened in Úbeda. The Zombie Experience. I think this needs a little explaining. Unlike the usual festivities that happen almost every week in Spain, this one has nothing to do with crucifixes, virgins, repentance or religion. Nada. This is pure, unadulterated fun (mixed with a little paranoia and exercise, but that’s… Continue reading The Zombie Experience
As one of the best days of the year, this called for a quick blog post! Today is Pancake Day and it also happens to be Andalucía Day here in Spain. So in classic Spanish style everything is closed due to the festivities. We got home really late last night from a weekend and couldn’t get ingredients since… Continue reading PANCAKE DAY
WARNING: Girly post below! Being unorganised, I didn’t book myself a hair appointment for when I was back in the UK during the holidays. To be fair, I didn’t want to waste an entire afternoon out of my short time at home in a salon (it really does take that long, I’ve been in the… Continue reading Going to the Hairdressers in Spain!
When you move house there are loads of things you need to sort out to start up your new life. Moving to Spain for my year abroad was the first time I had to do that stuff in a different language. Weirdly, finding an apartment was the easy part. (Warning: this post is quite long,… Continue reading Opening a Bank Account and getting a NIE in Spain!
Okay, I’m not getting really excited to write a blog post about making flat bread. When I say tortilla, I mean Spanish tortilla, which is basically a huge round omelette with potatoes and/or onions. It can be eaten cold or hot and it’s usually served as a tapa in restaurants and bars. I wrote about… Continue reading Mini Update – I made tortilla!