Growing up in Spain I always marveled at how spotless Spanish homes were. So is the konmari method really necessary here? … More Marie Kondo and the Spanish Home
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
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.
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
Last week someone at work suggested we “do something for Halloween”. … More How Halloween crept in to Spanish culture
As I thought back to the energetic blackberry picking that had gone on earlier I wondered if it might be a fitting metaphor for this trip. … More Pushing through: on blackberry picking and the TCK experience
At what point do you stop calling yourself TCK (Third Culture Kid) and start going by ATCK (Adult Third Culture Kid) instead? … More TCK or ATCK?
I’d known today would be hot, ever since the the thermostat had marked 26ºC at 8am. The same thermostat confirms it with its screaming display of 46ºC as I pass it again on my way home. This is what summer feels like in Seville. … More Why people in Seville walk in zigzags