Bank Holidays in the UK usually mean one thing: rain. But this May Day dawned bright and sunny, with temperatures high enough to make me put on my first summer outfit of the year. Flaunting bare feet in sandals, toenails newly painted, I wandered along to London’s South Bank.Read More
This Photo Friday, we’re off to Bilbao. I visited this artistic Spanish city a coupe of years ago and spent a while photographing these technicolour metal tulips on a balcony of the Guggenheim Museum. They were quite mesmerising, with the warped reflections of their surroundings.Read More
When you think of Spain, what springs to mind? I’ll bet the first things do not include weird rock formations, grand castles in provincial towns, or even chocolate. Yet this is the Spain I know, and it exists in a place north of Madrid and east of Galicia, a region called Castile-Leon.
Sitting here on this glorious spring day, watching my cat lying happily in the sun, I am for once contented not to be elsewhere! However, now that blue skies and warm weather are tempting me out-of-doors, I can’t help thinking of beaches and glittering oceans and the little seaside towns and villages which dot the coastlines of Europe. There is something about being by the sea which fills me with a sense of calm and at the same time a rush of the possibility of adventure – when I’m not on a popular beach surrounded by hordes of tourists, that is. So I thought I’d share with you my three favourite coastal escapes, on the assumption that you won’t go and shout them from the rooftops!Read More
Like most foreign-language students, I spent a year of my degree programme studying abroad in France and Spain under the Erasmus programme. It was a year like no other, one which simultaneously live my student life to the full and prepared me for adult life and ‘the real world’Read More