Our Spanish wedding

Finally! All the stress and preparations ended and I can at last take a rest in 2017! This was a very eventful year, between our two weddings and what worried me the most,… Continue reading

Book review: Expat Jimmy

Today I wanted to write about the novella Expat Jimmy, by Travis Lee. I read it a few weeks ago already but with all the things going on lately I didn’t have time… Continue reading

It’s my birthday!

Yes! Today is my birthday and I wanted to write a quick post about it because it’s the first time I’m spending this special day in Spain since 2005! From 2006 to 2015… Continue reading

Cáceres, my hometown

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m back in Spain organising our wedding. I’ve had a hectic couple of weeks as I still had to do all my usual work (hooray for… Continue reading

Speaking English in Spain

I am back in Spain! I arrived last Tuesday and have been super busy with work and organising the wedding. The Chinese wedding was a breeze because I didn’t need to do anything,… Continue reading

A temple in Changshu

Last Sunday we went to Changshu, a small city one hour north of Suzhou. Well, small for Chinese standards as it has a population of over one million. I had never heard much… Continue reading

The professional interrogator

I have started to suspect that the neighbour who lives in the 5th floor of my building, a middle aged lady, is a professional interrogator trained by the CIA or the KGB. Every… Continue reading

Chinese t-shirts with English slogans

This morning I read this article in the Guardian newspaper: ‘My favourite salad is books’ – why the French love badly translated slogan T-shirts: “It might simply be that we have gone post-logo, with… Continue reading

Beauty standards in China

The other day, when I was walking Nico in the morning, I saw a girl on her electric bike. She was wearing a bright plastic-looking jacket with long sleeves and the hood up,… Continue reading

“Europeans are always on strike”

A few days ago we met with several of C.’s friends. One of them told me: – “Europeans finish work at 3 pm and they don’t do anything for the rest of the… Continue reading