Hola! I’m Lauren — A mid-twenties getting dangerously close to thirties, engaged to Alex with our King Charles Cavalier baby, living in Benidorm on the Costa Blanca.
When I’m not cuddling with Rio or exploring the local area, you can probably find me:
- Drinking my way through coffee shops
- Editing photos for Instagram
- Scrolling social media
- Spending way too much time on Brawl Stars
- Binge watching Netflix
- Mouthing every word to Notting Hill
- Adding to my never-ending bucket list
Not forgetting travelling whenever we can. I love the feeling of being in a new place, the new experiences, the new views and I just love sunsets and elephants.
I started this blog in January 2018, whilst still working as an English tutor and studying a degree in Spanish. I wanted to be part of something bigger. A community. Share my ideas. Meet new people. Get my voice heard. I had so much to say, but nowhere to write it. I always felt like Benidorm had a injustice. It carried this stigma and I wanted to help show that there was more to Benidorm than meets the eye. Sure, it’s not perfect, but where is? Benidorm is just open about its imperfections and to me, that makes it all the more perfect.
That’s how Diary of a Spanglish Girl was created.
You might’ve first heard about us from our live walks around Benidorm, which we still try to do as often as we can. I’ve been featured on Radio 5 Live, and in The Times, The Metro and The Daily Telegraph. I am also the Ambassador for Visit Benidorm and starred in an advert with the British Embassy in Madrid.
I hope you’ll stick around and see what we’re up to next.