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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.

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  1. Charming post, Olga. I feel homesick and I’ve never been there. 🙂
    I know how it is when “life” pulls the rug out from under you… Sending love, Light, and huge hugs to you and yours!

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks Teagan. Yes, I had a great time and can’t wait to be back and see what’s in store next. Thanks very much and hope your week is also bright and positive.

  2. At a guess you’re back in Barcelona. I can only hope that everything is alright there and not a major crisis that pulled you away.I had high hopes of you deciding to settle in Hay and maybe getting to visit some other parts of my country. I have the kettle on just in case.
    Take care Olga. We all hope to have you back soon, safe and happy.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks David. Yes, due to family circumstances I had to come back to Barcelona and things have been a bit up and down since although hope to be able to chance scenery soon if things settle. Yes, I’d love to explore a bit more next time and I maybe we can meet at one of your favourite places…:)

  3. Sounds like you had a wonderful experience…..here’s hoping you’re able to get back to Hay in the not too distant future.

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks so much. It was. I’d love to be there for the festival next year although it’s a bit tricky to get accommodation but…:)

  4. Hay is a delightful place and the countryside round it is gorgeous. Olga, whatever it is you wish, I hope that it comes true 🙂

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks Lottie. I agree, it’s gorgeous and I hope to carry on exploring. I’m pretty open to whatever might come…:)

  5. brave of you for contemplating new opportunities, but nothing much gets done if you stand still, does it? Good luck for the future…

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks so much. Yes, I’ve decided that it’s time to try and see where life takes me… With a bit of help from me…

  6. Hello Olga! I’m sorry you were called away from your beautiful stay in Hay-On-Wye. I’ll look forward to more pictures and posts when you return. In the meantime, I hope all is well in Barcelona.

  7. olganm says:

    Thanks Vashti. I hope to be able to carry on with the series soon. I loved it there. And there will be more sharing… Looking forward to your posts too!

  8. What a great adventure. I hope you thoroughly enjoy it.

    1. olganm says:

      Unfortunately due to family health issues I had to leave Hay but hope to go again and carry on with more adventures (and learning) soon. Thanks Cate. Nice to see you back. 🙂

      1. Thanks Olga. I’m sorry to hear that the trip got cut short. That’s annoying.

        1. olganm says:

          Thanks so much Cate. Yes, and the circumstances are not happy ones, but sometimes one has to do… I hope to be back and carry on enjoying Hay in the future.

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks Sally. Yes, I look forward to my next visit and I hope to be able to join them for the festival fingers crossed!). I ended up getting a keyboard separate from the laptop one as that one was either too fast or too slow… Still, sometimes the creations out of the keyboards can be interesting 😉

  9. Dear Olga…I wish you all the best!!

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks Vera. You’re very kind. And a great artist. I think you’d like it there. There a few nice art galleries too.

      1. Oh, that would be nice if I could see that, Olga, but so you are my “eye”:-) Thank you very much and take good care of yourself! 🙂

  10. What a shame. Me and my partner were just planning a trip up there in Septermber. Afer your post we’re even more keen. Best of luck with everything 🙂 <3

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks Christoph. I’m sure you’ll both love it. And I hope to be there for other visits. Don’t forget to let me know how it goes!

  11. Best laid plans, yes, mine don’t often turn out. But now I want to visit this Hey and its lovely bookstore!

    1. olganm says:

      I’m sure you’ll love it. After plenty of people talked to me about it and having waited to go for a while I fell in love. It’s amazing.

  12. olganm says:

    Thanks Vera. I also hope one day to see your work live…:)

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks Mary. Hopefully… Strangely enough I used to get e-mails when you published new posts but seems to be a bit hit and miss now…

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