Carol Byrne is an English teacher and writer.
Hola! I'm Carol and I am Irish, and for the past 5 years have lived in Granada province, Andalucía, Spain. Together with my husband and 2 kids we live in a tiny village set high up a mountain in the Alpujarras....it's extremely hot in Summer, and freezing in winter when the pervading smell of Almond smoke wraps the mountain and heats the old Moorish Berber houses.
Alison is an Artist/Blogger on a creative mission. She loves life and is not too keen on "the system"; her plan is to inspire others to live to the full and to take action
My day starts around 10am after my boyfriend has gone to work. I start with a cup of warm water and freshly squeezed lemon. I head out to the balcony of my first floor apartment and pull up a weathered chair, sit down and close my eyes. The morning sun warms my eyelids. I usually take a few minutes to reflect, smile and feel grateful for everything I have. I open my eyes, finish my lemon drink and look out across the dark blue sea. I stretch and head back inside to exercise.
Tatum Vayavananda is a US Marine Corporal. currently serving in Romania. Here’s the story of one of his days.
Woke up pretty early today because we had to travel from Mihail Kogalniceanu, a Romanian Army base north of Constanta, Romania (pronounced “Constanza”) to Babadag, about 89 km away. This is where we, Black Sea Rotational Force 11, have set up a training area so we can train with Romanian militaries.
As I got the chance to ride through the countryside, I’ve noticed how much it looks like certain parts of Tennessee! The expansive farmland on each end; seas of green and waves of brown, contrasting with the grey skies in the horizon.
Johnny Laird lives in Oxted, Surrey, UK.
It’s a tough gig to focus on one day, because there’s a fair amount of variation and some changes are afoot, so here’s a snapshot of one day:
Ian Kingsley is a writer.
My typical working day starts after breakfast, at around 8:30am, with checking out emails connected with my travel website synergise.com
Tobias Tinker is a Canadian-born pianist and multi-instrumentalist.
My days usually start and end with simple manual tasks, and I like it this way. Although I'm a wired kind of guy with a long history of interfacing with technology, I have a great appreciation for doing things by hand and have organized my life around this to some extent. I think this is partly to offset the extent to which computers and the internet dominate the balance of my day.
Mars Dorian is a digital entrepreneur who wants to change the online world through personal branding and creative marketing.
He loves life and creativity. Dive deeply into his blog marsdorian.com
Hello fellow crusaders,
I luv to share my daily riots. My days are crafted like sculptures – everything is planned.
Stephen, Cathy and their family decided to move from Leeds in the UK to start a new life in Tenerife after a series of unrelated events caused them to stop and reassess what they were doing in life. After just over 6 years of ups and downs, they are still (relatively) happy with their new lives at The Beach in Tenerife.
Days can be very different since we moved from the UK to one of the Canary Islands in 2003. They certainly are greatly changed from typical UK based days!
Will Carling is a former captain of the England Rugby team, and arguably the most successful, as well as being the youngest ever. He now runs his very successful rugby based website www.rucku.com as well as a corporate hospitality business in partnership with his wife Lisa. He is a well known UK celebrity and appears on television and radio frequently.
Our bedroom door is usually barged open by our eight year old at 7o’clock sharp! ‘Can I go downstairs?’ is the usual start to my day! He heads off and I listen out to hear if he calls to tell me the cats have left a ‘mouse’ present or not! Always nice cleaning up what’s left of a mouse/ bird or rabbit ! I then make my wife Lisa a cup of tea, she is quite particular about her tea, so it has become quite a ceremony!
Victoria Twead nagged her long-suffering partner, Joe, into moving from England to Spain in 2004. They settled into a tiny mountain village in Andalucía, became reluctant chicken farmers and ended up owning probably the most dangerous cockerel in Spain. Victoria’s hilarious record of their culture shock and life with the villagers is told in her new book, Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools, awarded the HarperCollins Gold Star. For a preview of the book and Victoria’s blog, visit Victoria Twead
It’s always Geronimo’s mule that wakes us up. The mule has a girlfriend in the next village and he insists on serenading her at daybreak. The cockerels then join in, first one, then all of them, each trying to out-crow the other.