Is there a way to start a year recap without sounding cheesy or overly optimistic (or these days, apocalyptic)? I don’t think so. So I’m going to dive right in.Continue reading “The Top 10 Moments I’m Grateful For in 2021”
7 Idyllic Villages You Must Check Out While Visiting Madrid
I’m about to let you in on a secret.
Seven secrets, in fact. And I don’t want you to keep these secrets. I want you to tell everybody. Because everyone should know.
Are you ready?Continue reading “7 Idyllic Villages You Must Check Out While Visiting Madrid”
Manzanares El Real: A Castle and a Cute Town
[Welcome to the vault of blog posts from the holidays that were unpublished – until now. Not wanting to spend the holidays crying alone in my apartment, I went on a mission to visit castles in the pueblos in the Community of Madrid. This castle was my favorite.]
“I thought the castle would be bigger,” I thought as the bus pulled into the village.
Life Update: I’m Leaving Madrid and Moving to the Canary Islands
I don’t know where to begin. I’ve barely updated this blog this year. How do you give a huge announcement to whoever’s still reading? One minute, I was in a snowstorm, and the next minute, I’m moving to paradise.
I’ve learned that, as a writer, sometimes it’s best to speak from the heart. Not everything we write has to be manicured and shiny and edited to a T. Sometimes, the best writing comes straight from the soul. So, here we go, from the heart, as cluttered and messy and raw and real as it is.Continue reading “Life Update: I’m Leaving Madrid and Moving to the Canary Islands”
24 Never-Before Seen Photos of Snowstorm Filomena in Madrid
Thursday, January 7
It started out innocently enough. Just a light snowfall on a Thursday morning in Madrid.
Snow is not common in Madrid, but it does happen every now and then. However, it only sticks for a day or two at most.
I’d seen videos of the snow in Madrid before, one from two years ago. It was more of a slush than a snowfall. Such was the snow this Thursday morning as I walked to a coffee shop.
“It’s been awhile since it’s snowed, hasn’t it?” I asked the barista as he served me my coffee.Continue reading “24 Never-Before Seen Photos of Snowstorm Filomena in Madrid”