Friday, December 31, 2010


We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day. 


Halfway up La Pedriza, Manzanares el Real, Sierra de Madrid. September 2010


 I have no idea where I'll be after my Madrid contract ends in June... 

Bring on the adventure. 

Happy 2011!


Monday, December 20, 2010

Fuencarral Graffiti

Misspellings Madrid style

Hiya Starbucks

Homage to Spanish fashion 2

This bag is so tacky it's fabulous. This may just have to be my Christmas day accessory.

Madrid me mata

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Followed by a weekend boarding in the snow...

Sierra Nevada
Indigneous tacky ornament

One Friday afternoon in Granada

The Alhambra was gorgeous... When I grow up I want to live in a palace although preferably with heating for winter...

Free bike rental in Juan Carlos

A very cool park full of sculptures and, unfortuntely for those on bikes, hills.

Free rental for an hour from either of the rental areas on production of passport or similar. 
Metro: Campo de las Naciones and some walking / Alameda de la Osuna and some walking

Christmas is a coming!!

Tree in Sol. Design by Agatha Ruiz de La Prada. Awesome.

Cortylandia (the back of Corte Inglés off Sol).

It's the Spanish Brown Thomas Christmas windows (circa my youth when they were awesome), the British Harrods windows (Peter Pan this year, saw them a few weeks ago - v good) etc etc etc...

This year the animated figuirines seem to want to teach everyone about acceptance of dodgy accents.... Fortunately there wasn't an Irish figuirine :)