A Spanish labour of love – the joy of language learning

I've been speaking Spanish for 17 years now. Admittedly, in the earlier years I sounded more like Julio Geordio than Julio Iglesias, but as time progressed so did my level of Spanish. For me, it is the most beautiful language in the world. I first became captivated by it in 2005 during a year away … Continue reading A Spanish labour of love – the joy of language learning

Teaching – an additional string to a fledging freelance translator’s bow

Trying to establish the nascent career of a freelance translator can be a bit of a slow burner. There are so many aspects of the business that need to be considered. You may wish to construct a website to help promote your business. It is a bit like having a digital CV and it tells … Continue reading Teaching – an additional string to a fledging freelance translator’s bow

25 cultural differences between Spain and the UK

I had been visiting Girona in Spain several times a year since I started going out with my Argentine girlfriend back in 2015. However, it wasn't until August last year that I eventually took the plunge and moved into the apartment she shares with Catalina, her daft yet adorable Yorkshire Terrier. With the beauty of … Continue reading 25 cultural differences between Spain and the UK

New Beginnings in Catalonia

It’s been just over a month since I moved to the Catalan city of Girona in Spain to begin a new life with my girlfriend. We first started going out in 2015 after meeting on Conversation Exchange, an online site where you practice speaking other languages. After a couple of months she came over to … Continue reading New Beginnings in Catalonia