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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.

Comments (18)

  1. dgkaye says:

    This sounds so fascinating Olga! 🙂

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      It is, Debby! So much to learn! I was going to say it’s like blogging, having to come up with topics, but there’s the time issue too. Hopefully I’ll keep learning!

  2. Sarah @ First Night Design says:

    I’m impressed with your determination to do and learn all these things. Good for you. But where do you find the time. (Can’t sleep, hence the time!

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      Thanks, Sarah. It’s true that time doesn’t appear out of nowhere, we have to make time for the things we’re interested in. It’s a matter of deciding what we’re more interested in (or what we need more) at a certain point. The rest of the volunteers have regular jobs, families, are studying… So yes, everybody has busy schedules but if you enjoy it, you spend less time on something else (yes, sleep is overrated!). I always thought I’d volunteer at some point in life, but events showed me what I already knew, carpe diem is true. We don’t know if there’s going to be a tomorrow.

  3. Teagan Geneviene says:

    Olga, what an awesome update! I meant to ask you about your adventures in radio earlier. I’m so proud of you!
    Do keep letting us know how this progresses. It’s marvelous.
    Mega hugs!

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      I will! And believe me, Teagan, I’ll be asking for suggestions and ideas if (once?) I get a programme. It seems I could do with a musical theme… 🙂

  4. Tess says:

    This is so exciting. I enjoy–love–hearing about your life on the radio. It’s not something which would ever have entered my sphere otherwise.

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      Thanks, Tess. I’ve always enjoyed listening to the radio and I’ve heard and taken part in some interviews but didn’t think about doing it myself until the moment I saw the opportunity advertised and I thought I’d take a chance. The worst that could happen was that it wouldn’t work, and it would still be a good story…;)

  5. JP McLean says:

    You’re a brave soul, Olga. Best of luck with ITV’s The People Project!

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      Thanks, Jo-Anne. We’ll need it, although I know they’ve got funding in the past through similar initiatives. They are very active training young people and offering an opportunity to students of media subjects. 🙂

  6. David Prosser says:

    Apart from your obvious skills with people and putting them at their ease, I would imagine the accent would be an added bonus. It’s fantastic that you are volunteering for local radio and putting something back into your local area. You have my vote any day.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      Thanks so much, David. So far nobody has complained about the accent and people have been very friendly. At the moment I’m in Barcelona but as soon as I’m back I’ll get everything started. I hope to get some assistance for stories, music, etc… Humongous hugs!

  7. Mary Smith says:

    Great post, Olga. Good luck with the People’s Project.

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      Thanks so much, Mary. I’ll report back when I have any news 🙂

  8. Pete Johnson says:

    I have just been on the site from the link, and voted for your radio station. (And another project too) It was very easy to do, so I hope that more people with UK addresses will support you.
    I like the photo of you live on air, but you’re not smiling, so I am guessing it must be a little nerve-wracking!
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      Thanks, Pete. I hope so! It can be nerve wracking, especially when things don’t go according to plan. The problem with the photo was that I took it myself and I’m not at all into selfies and don’t have a selfie stick (and can’t see much without my glasses either)! ♥

  9. Vashti Quiroz-Vega says:

    Congratulations Olga! I had read the previous article when you first started and it looks like you’ve come a long way. I can tell that you’re the type of person that doesn’t shy away from any task and you love learning new things. I’m so excited for you. You look great with your earphones on. It would be great for you to have your own show in the UK. I wish you continued success! <3 xx

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      Thanks, Vashti. You’re very kind. There’re lots to learn. I’ll be back in the UK some time after Easter and I hope to catch up where I left off (more or less).

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