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OlgaNunez
I was born in Barcelona and have lived in the UK for many years now. I'm a writer, translator (English-Spanish and vice-versa) and I'm a medical doctor and worked in Forensic Psychiatry many years. I also have a BA and a PhD in American Literature and Film, and a Masters in Criminology. I've always loved books and apart from writing them I review them often. I write a bit of everything, check my books for more information and my about page for links. My blog is bilingual, English and Spanish.

Comments (26)

  1. That image looks like linen, ribbon, and brown eggs. It’s pretty, but I don’t know what it popped up under “hope.”

    1. Thanks, Priscilla. Perhaps eggs might stand for a possible future of things to come, but no idea. I am not sure either if it was a label the photographer chose or it was Unsplash itself. Take care and I hope things are well with you.

  2. Oh, Olga, this was a big surprise! Thank you so much for recommending my blog and saying such lovely things about me. I’m feeling quite overwhelmed. And I think the Scottish photo is great 🙂 Thank you, my friend.

    1. Dear Mary, as a child I loved reading about adventures to what sounded like exotic places to me and wondering if I’d ever experience something like that. Then I grew up and my adventures ended up being far less exciting and exotic, but I always admired people who would go above and beyond their duty to help others, and I know full well how important voluntary organisations are to many people. I take my hat off to you, and I wish I could be closer to offer more practical help if needed. Sending you virtual hugs. ♥

  3. Glad to hear from you Olga.

    1. Thanks, Rosie. Fear not, I’ve finished the book I was reading this morning, so I’ll be sending you a review soon, and there will be one posted next week. Have a lovely week.

  4. Great recommendation of Mary’s blog, Olga. She has led a full and interesting life, and writes about it so well.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      Thanks, Pete. I know you are a fan, and she has, indeed. Have a great week.

  5. I thought the image might mean that your can create something wonderful from the simplest of materials, Olga. There is hope to be found in the ordinary or even mundane.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. A very interesting idea and it works for me. As I said before, I’m not sure if the author tagged the image with the concept of hope, or it was all down to Unsplash, but I like your take on it. Enjoy the rest of the week.

  6. dgkaye says:

    I’ve seen you on Twitter or yes Olga, I would have worried about you. No review from you is a flag, lol. 🙂 I’m glad you’re okay, and I know you guys are back in a stage of lockdown, so please stay safe. We’re into Wave 2 here too :(. So tired of this crap. Stay safe my friend. Hugs <3

    1. Thanks, Debby. For the time being (fingers crossed!), it’s not total lockdown, but everything is very restricted and you need to think before you go anywhere or do anything. (Spontaneity does not exist any more). Today it’s supposed to be La Mercé, the day we celebrate the patron saint of the city, but the celebrations are… well, let’s say subdued. Well, at least it’s sunny. I hope things don’t get too bad there, but I think until there is a vaccine (or several) and a fair amount of the population has been vaccinated (I’m not so sure how that will go either), we have to get used to this state of things. Take lots of care and stay safe as well. ♥

      1. dgkaye says:

        Thanks Olga. Yes, our PM announced yesterday, ‘sorry no Thanksgiving gatherings, which is in 2 weeks, and let’s hope for Christmas’. Oye! Yes, spontaneity has gone out the window. We must dress for the occasion just popping out to grocers, or even taking out the garbage in our building. May we stay protected and sane! <3 xx

        1. Here the rules are slightly different in different places, but even Christmas is not looking too hopeful. We’ll just have to keep going (or rather, staying). Stay well and keep the jokes coming! ♥

          1. dgkaye says:

            That’s all we can do Olga. <3

  7. It’s good to see you mention Mary Smith‘s blog. She is such a strong support for other bloggers.

    1. She is, Rob, as are you and many in the blogging community. Stay safe and keep the art coming. ♥

        1. OlgaNunez says:

          Of course! And I always enjoy your blog and your collaborations with other bloggers. Keep safe! ♥

  8. Hi Olga. I’m sorry to be late again. This is a lovely post, review or no. It felt like a friendly conversation, and I enjoyed spending a morning break with you.
    As to the egg photo… eggs symbolize new life and new beginnings. The long ago pagans had an “egg holiday” (Ostara) near the date that is now celebrated for Easter, and eggs became connected to rebirth. So, I can see how the photographer may have tagged it as “hope.” Regardless, it’s a lovely image.
    Be well, be happy. Hugs on the wing!

    1. Thanks for the comment, Teagan. And thanks for your comment about the picture. It makes perfect sense, and I’m sure you’re right. To tell you the truth, I looked only at a small version of the picture when I shared it, and I thought they were new potatoes! When somebody mentioned they were eggs, I had to look at the picture again. I do need my glasses! And yes, it is beautiful in its simplicity.
      Take care, dear Teagan, and have a lovely weekend.

  9. What a lovely post, Olga – and so nice to see Mary receiving your recommendation. Toni x

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      Thanks, Toni. She’s a lovely woman and I’m so sad she (and Sue Vincent as well) are going through this. There’s so little we can do from a distance… Stay well and strong. ♥

      1. Toni Pike says:

        No, there nothing, Olga – but they know how much people care about them. x

        1. OlgaNunez says:

          Yes. That’s true. ♥

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