Tuesday, 22 November 2016


A month ago I went out for dinner with an old friend. We finally met in Chamartín, after a rather serendipitous choice of meeting point due to an unexpected change in train timetables. Looking at the buildings above, I was amazed at how much Madrid has changed in the time I have been away. But you could say the same about us, we have changed a lot as well. But our friendship didn´t. Time literally flew while talking as if we had just met a few weeks before.

This is the second person I have met this year after sending a letter last Christmas. Maybe it is a coincidence. Maybe not.

Saturday, 19 November 2016


Before I go on holidays, I always make sure I have a few books added to my kindle, either programming books or novels. In this case, I was reading one from Cory Doctorow´s novels. Obviously I did not take this photo myself. It was my daughter who did, and true to the serenity project, I was deep into the book and never noticed it.

Monday, 7 November 2016

Biblioteca del Colegio Trinitarios

This library is in what used to be a church, and I like the idea of the altar being replaced by a desk and the retable by shelves with books. Although it was never one of my favourite libraries, I have fond memories of this place because this is one of the places where I prepared the very last exam before I got my degree. I had already finished my final degree thesis in Cranfield University as an exchange student and I got back home a few days in advance to prepare the exam for Helicopters, basically reviewing this book, which I still have in my shelf (!).

I have to say that, in my memory, this library was a lot bigger than it actually is.

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Biblioteca de la Facultad de Derecho, UAH

I was recently back in Alcalá de Henares and decided to pay a visit to a couple of libraries in which I spent countless hours many years ago.