It has been over a week since I last left the house. On Saturday 14th of March 2020, the Spanish government declared a ‘state of emergency’ and since then everyone has had to stay home. You may think this is terrible, extreme or unnecesary. Let me tell you it is not. This is why. News … More Stay home: life in Spain during the covid-19 outbreak
A list of my favourite finds from the last month. … More Friday Favourites: February 2020
They say today is about LOVE. That’s a big word, and sometimes we cram all the wrong things into it. … More What is Valentine’s Day really about?
Setenil de las Bodegas is one of the famous Pueblos Blancos in Andalusia. This quaint little village is quite literally in the hills of Cádiz, with streets that meander back and forth up either side of the riverbed and homes built right into the rock. … More Day trip to: Setenil de las Bodegas
The sound of hooves on cobbles is common in my city. From afternoon walks to carriage tours, discover this characteristic sound of Seville. … More Hooves on cobbles: the sound of Seville
What happens when your characters take charge of a story? … More When my characters take over my writing
I stood at the traffic light on my way back from the airport waiting to cross the street and not a single car came down the main avenue. It felt like a ghost town. … More What happens to Seville in summer?
Writing from the road can be a challenge or a source of inspiration. I find it to be a bit of both. Here are a few thoughts on how travel can inspire your writing. … More Writing from the road and other cures for writer’s block
What makes storytelling so powerful? What it is about stories that we find so captivating? Which are the stories we know and love and what does it takes to tell our own? Read on to explore some of these questions. … More The power of stories
Sometimes we look forward to showing our guests around, others we groan at the thought of ‘doing the tour’ yet again. … More Playing tourist in Seville: a visit to the cathedral rooftop