The mixed identity, the culture clashes, the divided loyalties are all clear signs of a TCK. These themes emerge over and over in this series and are perhaps one of the reasons I enjoyed it so much. … More The Last Kingdom and the TCK
“Maybe you’d be good at tango” I found myself thinking. The other half of my brain was apprehensive. … More Tango in Sevilla
There comes a moment in every young person’s life when they start eyeing the dreaded kids table warily. … More ‘Adulting’ in Spain
The call comes drifting down the street and up to my window, pulling me from slumber. … More Butano: or how to get your gas bottle delivered to your door in Seville.
I step through the double doors and my attention is quickly placed on the vast array of coloured fabric in front of me. It covers table after table with patterns and textures, the walls hidden behind drapes in every imaginable tone. I take a step to the side to avoid a lady who is reaching … More Polka dots, paisley and olé! Feria time in Seville.
Celebrating International Women’s Day in Seville … More To be a woman
They say today is about LOVE. That’s a big word, and sometimes we cram all the wrong things into it. … More Love is in the details
Greetings. They should be simple. And if you know what is socially expected in a culture, they are. But when you come from somewhere else, meeting people for the first time can become awkward and uncomfortable. … More Guide to greetings in Spain
Parties, presents, preparations, people… We all busy ourselves with so many activities at this time of year! Somehow December flies by and suddenly it’s almost Christmas. … More Opening the doors to Christmas
I stepped onboard with a sense of wonder. To think such a vessel could travel the world. I imagined the sails filled with the wind and the salty water crashing against the bow. I looked up, the ropes pointing to the clear, blue, infinite, sky. As far as the eye could see, blue was all … More In search of Adventure