About

Hi, I’m Jim…

… a freelance English teacher who has been living in Madrid for the last three years. I moved to the Spanish capital immediately after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in History and French from the University of Manchester.

I began this blog at the start of the pandemic to document the highs and lows of life under quarantine in Madrid and how myself and those around me coped with Europe’s strictest confinement.

As Life Under Lockdown has drawn to a close, I have decided to continue writing as part of a new project named Flash Stack Fiction which will involve writing short stories on a weekly basis inspired by prompt images. More information about this project can be found in the tab titled Flash Stack Fiction or please visit http://www.flashstackfiction.com