By Andrea Wren
It's been a while since my last confession. Ahem, I mean blog post. I've been very grown up having a new kitchen fitted, and it's taken up every last ounce of energy (oh, and I have had some rather good news regarding a column that I'll soon be writing in the Guardian too - which again is time-consuming, but bloody brilliant!).
But, for some much needed respite, this evening I fly to Madrid with three girlfriends for a weekend of mayhem. Err, I mean sightseeing. As we're flying with Ryanair, I think I will need to follow some of my own advice on packing with hand-baggage only, although the hot weather makes it easier.
Thankfully, one of my friend's has been before so I'm hoping she will enlighten me on the top sights and attractions, though I know the Prado Museum is considered one of them. We are most certainly planning on sampling Madrid's nightlife however - which I hear is supposed to be some of the best in the world! And thanks to a friend I have who is a Madrid local, we're going prepared with a list of bars and clubs to try that are out of the tourist trap.
So, while I may be squeezing in a quick painting of my kitchen door this morning, this afternoon I'll be getting my stuff together for our journey out to Madrid in the early evening. And I'm looking forward to some time with the girlies in the Spanish heat (or the señoritas, should I say)!