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.


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.


“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:


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.