I’m a journalist, translator, teacher, wife and mother living in southern Spain.
I write (for blogs, magazines, newspapers and websites) about Seville and its quirks, excitements and frustrations; about living here as an expat; about bringing up bilingual atheist children who can exist happily between two cultures; about being married to an Andalucian builder (insert mañana joke here); and about keeping a sense of humour – especially for the more surreal everyday experiences in this crazy, upside-down country.
I also have another blog, my “work” blog, on the website I wrote for, andalucia.com. It’s the most-read English-language website about Andalucia, with over 4,000 pages. Here it is – I post every week, about everything to do with Andalucia: what’s happening in terms of news, politics, culture, food, the weather…
No interesting hobbies, I’m afraid (apart from blogging, of course!), although I love photography and messing about with my wonderful Canon G12. For years I have driven my family mad by taking photos of everything I see, everywhere we go. Which I can now use in my blog – see, guys, those hours of standing about were all worth it. Almost all the photos used on this blog were taken by me, unless stated otherwise.
If you want to read more (and I am reticent, in that typically English self-effacing way, to shove stuff about myself down your throat), then here are some “interviews”:
As a Recommended Blog (see badge, below left) on global networking/guide site InterNations – guess they had to make sure I wasn’t an axe-murderer first.
On Josh’s Spain for Pleasure blog – he lives in Granada, and provides a 20-something’s take on the English teaching expat experience. He calles his interviews with other expats, the Spanish Inquisition. The young wag.
On Will Peach’s fantastically cheeky blog, My Spanish Adventure (he calls the slot My Spanish Lovers – geddit?).
Expats Blog – yet another one (getting bored yet?)
I was runner-up in the travel (Go!) section of the BritMums Brilliance in Blogging awards 2012, the UK’s biggest “Mummy blogging” awards, and shortlisted in the 2013 and 2014 awards.