Tag Archives: Family


Ugh. I know. I’ve been gone. I could give a list of excuses and promise to not let it happen again, but I’m going to take Twenty-Something Travel’s advice and not talk (much) about blogging on my blog. The thing … Continue reading

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Cheating on Spain

Dear Spain, I’m really sorry, but I’ve let you down again. This is the third year running that you’ve tried so hard, but I just abandon you. Every December, you deck the country in lights and poinsettias. You put up … Continue reading

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Two Thanksgivings in six kitchens

This year was the fourth time in the last five years that I’ve had Thanksgiving away from home, (2008 in Italy, 2010-12 in Spain) and I have to say they just keep getting better and better. Turkey Day 2010 This … Continue reading

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On family, and second families

When I decided not to go home this summer I had no second thoughts. I wanted a Spanish summer. A few months ago when most other English teachers started packing bags to go home, I was overjoyed to not be … Continue reading

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Why hello there

It’s been a while (again). Oops. You see, since I wrote last, my mom came to visit (!). She met the Spaniard and his family, and we spent two weeks hopping around between Madrid, Granada, Málaga, Sevilla, Ronda, and Nerja. … Continue reading

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