I am Madrid Uno. I am house-trained, fully inoculated and won’t bite.
Originally from UK, I came to live in Madrid for 1 year as a kind of sabbatical. Well, several years later, I’m still with ‘The Cats’ (as the locals sometimes refer to themselves) and starting to go native. At least, that’s what my Dad says. Certainly, I’m more fixated on Primera Liga results than the English Premiership nowadays, I siesta in the summer and I hunger for proper jamón when away from Spain.
When I started my residence in this city I had an open mind, my life’s possessions in the back of my Renault and only two existing Madrileño friends: One who believes Real Madrid are the greatest football club on the planet and devotes the best part of his life to following them around Europe, whilst the other one is not currently living in Madrid ever since a tall, blonde, Swedish woman swept him away to her snow cave. I now have a whole group of wonderful friends, from all over Spain and Latin America plus a Frenchie and some other fellow English refugees, and we all agree that this city is ‘la ostia’. Madrid has treated me well, touch wood that it may continue, and on this blog I hope to transfer some of my enthusiasm for ‘el foro’ and its inhabitants to any readers who may stop by.
UPDATE: Jan 2012 – Much to my chagrin, I had to return to UK – got offered a job back in the smoke. So, I’m going to try and maintain this blog by adding cool stuff about Madrid I see on the web and posting when I visit, which I hope will be often. Due over next in April as I write…
Love Madrid. Always will. Awesome place, awesome people. De Madrid al cielo.