Our first week in Madrid

Last week, we settled into our working “remotely” routine. Remote is in quotation marks because really, wherever we work it’s remote! All we need our laptops and reliable internet!

We divide our days between Clara duty and work time; one person always gets to work uninterrupted while the other person gets to play with the baby! Since she’s so active at the moment, Clara duty often involves hanging out at the apartment so she can crawl and cruise around.

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It also involves taking her to some of the local parks. Doing laundry. And protecting her from the dangers of the balcony (including pigeon feathers).


In the evenings we explore the city, to one of the highlights of Madrid that there’s not really much to see. (I’m not being facetious, when we go to a city to live/work we don’t want to be distracted by a bunch of “must dos”, instead we love just wandering around neighbourhoods on our evening walks!)


We take the weekends off, and this last one was fantastic. Saturday morning we set out to go to El Retiro, the big central park of the city. It was a beautiful fall day and we happened upon a giant book market, the beautiful crystal palace, the best craft market I’ve ever been to, and some other sights!


Clara was a trooper for most of the day! Including when we didn’t go home, but instead went for a late lunch in our local square at 4:30pm!


(Our apartment is the top floor on the right; it’s 70 stairs up and down every time we go home)!

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Sunday was my birthday and we set out to the big flea market (El Rastro). It was good, but a little overwhelming! We walked home along the major tapas/pinxto street (where only one enterprising place was open at the early hour of noon).

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We had a mid afternoon snuggle back at home, followed by a birthday glass of wine back at our square!

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All in all, it was a fantastic week!

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