Ten years ago I popped over to Spain to teach some English, pick up some Spanish, and learn the flamenco guitar. I only planned on staying for about a year, but a certain señorita (ex-student and now wife, and mother of our young boy and baby dughter) trapped me, made me fall in love with her, and has kept me under her leash ever since.

Messing about in Fuerteventura

It took me a while to really settle over here. Deep down I’m a traveller. I’d just arrived after a two-year round the world adventure so it was hard going keeping my feet in the same country, little own the same city, for such a long time. If I hadn’t met my wife, I’d probably be teaching English in the depths of Tibet, finding myself in India, or, god forbid, teaching Economics at a secondary school back home in London.

The adventure of being a guiri (foreigner) in Andalucìa has been an exhausting one, both mentally and emotionally. A Novel Spain is my way of expressing to the world how I see life over here: the highs and lows, fun and annoying moments, fictitious and real stories, and perhaps some advice on the way.

I hope you enjoy reading my blogs. Take it with a pinch of salt. Ten years in Seville has done some strange things to me.

10 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hey thanks for stopping by my blog and the follow, Hope you enjoy my blog, you have a great blog here.

  2. Hi Barry, nice to meet you, and to read about your life in Seville. Thanks for following our blog. I hope you enjoy the stories of our journey, both inner and outer. Cheers, Alison

  3. Just came across your blog and I can’t wait to read more! I spent the summer walking the Camino de Santiago, which was an amazing experience… and now every day I’m dreaming about Spain. 🙂

    1. Hey Nadine.

      Nice one cheers. Always wanted to do the Camino, have an idea for a book too, from Sevilla, which I will write one day. Look forward to more comments. Thanks.

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