Where to go shopping in Madrid

Madrid is a great city to enjoy a little retail therapy and there is an amazing selection of fashion retail shops. Whether you want to treat yourself to a new outfit or grab a little something to take home for a loved one, you wont be disappointed. Take a look at this guide to shopping in Madrid. Including a list of all the best areas and the most popular stores…… View Post

Christmas in Spain & where to find festive spirit in Madrid

Christmas is around the corner!! Just in case you were wondering what it’s like over here or you’re heading to Spain yourself, here’s my Christmas guide…… View Post

Where to find a second-hand English bookshop in Madrid

I love reading and I much prefer reading a second-hand book. Sure, I can order a book to be delivered from Amazon or go to the big high street Spanish stores like Casa del Libro, Relay or Corte Ingles to buy a new book. But it’s not quite the same…… View Post

What to drink in Madrid and how to order like a local

I’m partial to a nice cold beverage sitting in the Spanish sunshine, I mean who isn’t? In Madrid the work life balance leans heavily, on life, enjoying your free time and relaxing with family and friends…… View Post

Madrid: What you need to know before visiting

Essential city information that everyone should know before traveling to Madrid…… View Post

Bike ride in Casa de Campo Park Madrid

Madrid has many beautiful parks and by far the best is the amazing Casa de Campo. It’s a huge park that is actually the largest green space in Spain. It covers an area of 1,722 hectares that’s 6 ½ times bigger then Hyde Park in London and 5 times bigger then Central Park in New York!!…… View Post

Madrid’s hidden rooftop bars

I love a good terrace bar or “terazza” as it’s called in Spain. Somewhere nice to sit outside in the sunshine while you enjoy a drink or two. Going up to a hidden rooftop terrace, is even better. Away from the noisy streets and hustle & bustle, it’s like finding a secret little oasis in a big city like Madrid…… View Post

What to eat in Madrid

Since moving to Madrid I have spent some time working my way around the many wonderful restaurants (I know, it’s a hard life) and trying all the local food.  

These are my top 12, absolute favourite, eat them or you will regret it, must try dishes…… View Post

A Weekend in Madrid

This is my go-to itinerary for what to see during a 2-day break or a weekend in Madrid. We’ve had a lots of friends and family visit Madrid since we moved here. So, I’ve been busy showing people around the city, giving them a taste of Spain while keeping everyone…… View Post

Moving from London to Madrid

Relocating to a new city is a big move. A new city, in a new country (when you don’t speak the language) is an even bigger move. Luckily, we’ve had a bit of practice at this but it still feels quite daunting when the day finally comes to pack up your things and get on that flight.

I think the key to moving to another country is…… View Post