About Me

Seven years ago I gave up a busy acupuncture practice in the U.K. to move with my partner to a tiny hamlet perched atop a hillside between the mountains and the sea in Asturias, Northern Spain.

Since then we’ve acquired many new friends, an accident prone greyhound,  an extremely affectionate killing machine of a country cat and a 2 year old son who just keeps getting cuter by the day. (Doting parent alert!)

We’ve also gone from being total non-Spanish speakers to attaining a (still-improving) level of proficiency in the language and a constantly deepening understanding of the culture. There’s still a ways to go on both counts but that’s a huge part of what makes it fun.

As rock climbers we are lucky enough to visit some pretty amazing places and to meet some pretty amazing people. The downside of our constant gadding about on bits of rock is the neglect that it visits upon my sad excuse for a vegetable garden….

If you would like to contact me you can email me at asturiandiary@gmail(dot)com

You can also find me at www.spanishpropertynorth.com where I work to help people find their dream property in Asturias and assist them with all their relocation needs. Like us on Facebook for all the latest deals, local information and expat help.facebook


38 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hello! Thanks for visiting my blog with words of encouragement. I love Spain and all things Spanish. I’ve lived in Madrid and Leon and spent some time on the Valencian Coast, all many moons ago now but I have wonderful memories 🙂

    • You’re more than welcome! I really do think that what you’re doing with your blog is great and I’m keen to follow you on your journey. It seems we share quite a few things in common – including a love of Spain! I hope you enjoy reading my posts from here.

  2. Can’t wait to hear/read about your adventures! Spain is the #1 place I’d like to go with my husband (without the ankle biters in-tow). This year it’s Disney…a much more distant #2.

    • Hey Stacie, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I hope you get to Spain sometime soon with your husband – it’s a beautiful country, well worth the trip. (Especially if you can fob the ankle-biters off on someone else 😉 ) In the meantime, enjoy Disney and maybe my blog can give you an inkling of Iberia….

  3. Hello! Love your blog and I look forward to reading more. I just love that you took the risk and moved your life to start new adventures! Very inspiring!

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  5. You lucky, lucky human being! I dream of visiting Spain – you get to live there! Enjoy, and don’t worry too much about the vegie garden – there are so may places to see and so much to do… 🙂

  6. Hola! Gracias por su visita mi blog. Its nice to hear from a female expat living in Northern Spain. Like your blog and would love to follow you as we have/had similar challenges living in a non english speaking country. Wouldnt change it though. 😉

    • Hola desde Asturias and thanks for your comment! Glad you like the blog and hope you continue to enjoy reading. The challenges of life abroad are half the fun, right? I’ll certainly be following your adventures in San Sebastian with interest 🙂

  7. Thanks for reading and commenting on my post. I have to laugh at my family. I just wish I had learned to do that sooner. They really are funny. I have enjoyed reading your blog. I will be checking it out again. It’s definitely a good one!

  8. Hello *shouts from the mountains of Southern Spain* thanks for visiting Bibsey Towers and leaving a comment. Looking forward to reading more pages of your diary and suggest we do a holiday house swap…

  9. i have never been to spain but i LOVE spanish n tried to learn the language a few years back. i have not given up hope that one day i will be semi-fluent in it.

    i am dreaming about going to spain sometime SOON!! thanks for the follow. looking forward to reading more about you n your family in spain!

  10. Two British living in Asturias??? Hopefully you like it there!!!! I think there is no better place in the world (but I guess all the Asturians think the same about it hehehe)

  11. I was looking the blog and i really liked it. I love in other countries and I comment my impressions about them (right now in Morocco) but I would find impossible to describe Asturias as you do. I like to see what people that comes from outside can think about us. When Im there i find everything really normal, but then, I read you and I see what can be a little bit shoking. Thanks for sharing it with us!

    • Thanks for reading and for your lovely comments! I’m really glad you like what I have written about Asturias. We absolutely love it here – I agree with you that there is no better place in the world. We must be becoming Asturians!

      • So you are more than welcome to be asturians!!! Im so glad to hear this words!!! A big kiss from Morocco!!

  12. Hello!

    Thank you for visiting my blog! I love your blog. I have never been to Spain, but thanks to you it has skipped a couple of places upwards on my “to-see-list”. Keep up your good work!

    Love and light from South Korea,

  13. oh my gosh! my life suddenly seems so boring. i am jealous of you and i have never met you. now, not only does my life seem boring, i am sensing i am a petty person.

  14. I’m new to the blogosphere and was very excited upon stumbling over your site! I spent last summer living in Oviedo and my return to Spain (more specifically Asturias) CANNOT come any quicker. Until then, I shall live vicariously through your posts!

    • Oh, cool! Welcome to the blogosphere – it’s a lovely place to hang out and it can lead you to some interesting and sometimes unexpected places. I loved your first post, by the way. Keep it up!

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