Where’s the fire? Or how I feel taking difficult editorial decisions

There has been a terrible fire going on in La Palma, one the Canary Islands, for the last few days. When I say terrible, I mean that there’s one dead, and thousands of evacuated people. And it looks like this.

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For the last two days, I’ve been struggling to decide whether to include the headlines about the fire in The Day in Spain, or whether I should leave it out, as it’s been an incredibly hard week. I left it out. And now I’m not so sure I should have.

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“Just a second of your time”, or how being socially awkward hinders (my) journalism

Yesterday, I spent the morning walking up and down Madrid’s Paseo de la Casteallana. Everyone in Madrid is on holiday, so it looked like this:

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Eery, isn’t it? So empty. Well, that, and the fact that I waited a couple minutes to take the photo. So lesson 1: don’t trust everything you see. The city is empty, but not SO much. But that’s not what I wanted to tell you about.

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