Travel Reads

Here’s one of the review books I’ve downloaded to work on while travelling in Spain.

The Note by Zoe Folbigg is due out on the 1st of October.

The Note by Zoe Folbigg

The note changed everything…

One very ordinary day, Maya Flowers sees a new commuter board her train to London, and suddenly the day isn’t ordinary at all. Maya knows immediately and irrevocably, that he is The One.

But the beautiful man on the train always has his head in a book and never seems to notice Maya sitting just down the carriage from him every day. Eventually, though, inspired by a very wise friend, Maya plucks up the courage to give the stranger a note asking him out for a drink. After all, what’s the worst that can happen?

And so begins a story of sliding doors, missed opportunities and finding happiness where you least expect it.

Today in Spain

Capital life and random beauty…

Scenes from Malaga on this supremely hot afternoon. The cathedral, the Pompidou Centre, the port.

The horses are outside the bullring, being prepared for the fight tonight. They’re beautiful animals, but I don’t want to think about what comes later. One of the greys has a stitched-up wound. The bigger horses are ridden by the picadors, and they face off against the bulls during the fight.

I am in the red in one of the pictures.






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Public Service Announcement!

This blog is a mess at the moment, but I have to post this!

My social media accounts have been hacked by a Russian. At the moment my Instagram is posting under a Russian name, and is now connected to a Russian (.ru) email address, and because I only have a tablet with me here in Spain I’m having trouble fixing it. My Facebook is weird, too.

I am hoping this blog won’t be ruined, but I am not sure…

I am also not sure why this is happening. It might be because of my connections to Ukrainian diplomats etc. (during the revolution in Ukraine I was often hacked, and I was messaging someone connected to the embassy when it happened this time), or maybe it’s just a general hacker being stupid.

Whatever it is, if things go crazy here, you’ll now know what is going on!

Oh, Barcelona.

I have walked down Las Ramblas many times over the years, and will be back in Barcelona in a few days.

There’d been talk of a terror attack in Spain for ages, and Las Ramblas was a location we’d said was vulnerable.

I was on a train late this afternoon, and when we got back to Malaga I was wondering why there were so many more police around.

I am very sick of these terrorists.