Octopus-y or 1984 goes 2018

The tentacles of tech are everywhere; its strangulating presence leeches into our every second. Yesterday I had an appointment with a professional in Granada, Spain. I am looking at the possibility of relocating here, (more about that in a future blog), and was looking at real estate. Almost as soon as I had walked in … Continue reading Octopus-y or 1984 goes 2018


Hats, dogs, Tangier-arama & life in the black-and-white

I am coming to the end of my month-long travel stint. It's been a wild and interesting adventure: Edinburgh to Almeria, Almeria to San Jose, San Jose to Roquetas de Mar, Roquetas de Mar to Granada, Granada to Malaga, Malaga to Marseille, Marseille to Aix-en-Provence, Aix-en-Provence back to Marseille again. I saw the greasy, grimy … Continue reading Hats, dogs, Tangier-arama & life in the black-and-white

Go south, my friend, go south

Why am I travelling? I don't want to be a tourist. I want to find answers. I want to talk to people. I want to understand things. I want to be Freya Stark.  Freya Stark went to the Middle East in the 1930s and wrote about her experiences. I want to go further than Spain, … Continue reading Go south, my friend, go south

We’re all so complicated

I'm in Spain, in the south, in an area I love. I am writing and walking and talking Spanish to local people in worker's bars and cafes. But, and there is a huge but  - I feel every minute of every day this wash of emotion come over like a tsunami.  This is my selfie … Continue reading We’re all so complicated