If you have ever dreamed of changing your life and moving abroad then you may be interested in reading about how, age 52, I did this very thing.
If you have already made the big move and are living somewhere new and exciting, and occasionally challenging, then I hope you will enjoy my stories about life here.
If you are someone who loves Catalunya and who is fascinated by this small independent-minded region with its rich culture and history, then I am happy to share with you my own deep passion for this part of the world
I first came to Barcelona to dance tango. Immediately I fell in love with the city and thus began a relationship which drew me closer each time I visited.
In 2009 I arranged to spend 3 months in the city and I ended up staying for good.
On week two of that stay, I went dancing in the Pyranees and met my partner.
We now live in his home town, a city called Granollers, about 30 km from Barcelona.
The last years have been packed full of new experiences and I have been writing this blog as a way to remember and to help me understand this huge change in my life.
If you dream of a big change or if you have already made the leap I hope you discover something in these pages to inspire, to support, to reassure, to interest and to entertain you.
I believe that moving abroad is inspiring and challenging in equal measure. It is an adventure that can excite you and terrify you. The inner journey will always be just as important as the outer one – if not more so.
“Move to a new country and you quickly see that visiting a place as a tourist, and actually moving there for good, are two very different things.”
Tahir Shah, Travels with myself.