Update: 6 months in Madrid

Few words can describe what it feels like to have reached this milestone. We’ve been here almost six months. Six! After 6 weeks of manic apartment hunting we began to settle in more gently, a time punctuated by mad moments involving some comedically complicated paperwork problems. Life has now become consistently very busy, which was to…

Update: One month in Madrid

All smiles! Mostly. 30th September 2016, and we’ve been here together as a family for a month. It has been intense and we’ve needed to learn fast but more so it has proved to be a wonderful beginning to settling into a new city and country. A lot has happened… We moved into our apartment on…

I need a piso!

One piso went to a group of students a matter of seconds after I’d told the agent we wanted the place…

Day 2: The road to Madrid…

I’m already blending in well with the culture – eating good ham and wrestling with the meaning of existence have been paired together in Spain for centuries…

3 things: Living in France (no. 3)

If you were raised in England, you’d be forgiven for thinking France was a land of hateful souls – grumpy frog and horse devouring monsters, perfectly ok with calling a hole a toilet…

Madrid discoveries

A guide to Madrid composed of places we’ve discovered for ourselves.