What’s your story?

Don’t tell me you don’t have one, because we all have a story to tell. You may believe yours is ordinary, but what seems boring and mundane to you can be fascinating to someone else. You know why? Because it’s new to them.

Take a trip to your local supermarket, for instance. Or your daily commute to work. It may be familiar to you, but swap places with almost anyone and you’ll discover a whole new world.

Anything can be an adventure if you’ve never experienced it before.

That is why I believe there is power in storytelling. It expands our horizons, connects us to others and helps us feel less alone.

Stories are important. Your story is important.

This site began when I started exploring my own.

“Where are you from?” they asked.

“Seville” I replied.

“No, but where are you really from?”

Every new acquaintance ever

Does this conversation sound familiar? It’s where my story starts.

I was born in England and grew up in Spain. I’m from a rural town and a sunny city. I have a particular love for a picturesque spot on the Spanish-Portuguese border full of childhood memories and mingling cultures.

At the moment I live in Sevilla. This bright city in the south of Spain has almost every stereotype you can think of: flamenco, tapas, a bull ring and sunshine, but Spain is so much more than this, if you know where to look.

I’m a writer (when I get around to it) but my day job is in digital marketing. So whether it’s copywriting at work or creative writing at home, words have always been my thing.

Words help us make sense of the world. If you have the right ones, they make a good story great.

Why should you stick around?

If you’re still reading, that’s a good sign. It means you’re interested in stories.

Maybe, like me, you devoured books vigourously as a child and never gave up the habit.

Or maybe you became interested in how people on the other side of the world go about their day.

Either way, you’re curious by nature.

On this site you’ll find a little bit of my story, the stories I encounter in Seville and on my journeys and other elements of storytelling, whatever format that may take.

Because stories come in all shapes and sizes.

Books, podcasts, TV shows, news, films, poems, conversations, anecdotes, adverts, copywriting, letters…

Stories go far beyond ‘Once upon a time…’, they land right next to you as you go about your day.

Join me as we explore life, one story at a time.