Bon dia! Sóc la Genevieve Shaw.

Bon dia! Sóc la Genevieve. I’m from the UK and I’ve been living in the province of Barcelona, Catalonia, for the last 17 years. I decided to make this Mediterranean country my home because of the incredible people, the beautiful landscapes and the quirky, passionate culture. A lot of the things I think and feel make me want to grab a piece of paper, write them down, put the paper in a bottle and cast it out to sea so that other people can discover them too. This blog is about all those intriguing things. My Message in a Bottle.

I'm also a freelance copywriter and translator. Please visit my website to find out more.

One day, Jordi’s gran said to me, “Pero mira que gorda que estás!” (look how fat you are). I was mortifed. For her though, it was the ultimate compliment. In her eyes I was healthy. I had enough food to eat.

Beautiful Mind pays tribute to creative and "mad" people. The song is inspired by the film "A Beautiful Mind" about John Nash, a genius mathematician who suffered from schizophrenia.

Biking in the hills in Catalonia is an incredible experience that renews your energy and faith in life. It focuses you in the here and now.

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