¡Hola, Olga! 1

Thanks so much to Ailsa Abraham Author​ for having me as a guest! If you haven’t met her yet, go over and visit!

The Bingergread Cottage

You may remember that I had the most amazing good fortune to have coffee with an on-line friend in Barcelona recently. She is so interesting that I wanted her to come and chat with the rest of you, as she did with us. I have found my French doppelgänger in the UK but now my Catalan one too. Olga has lived in England as long as I have in France so we swapped stories of being “foreign”! 

Olga, darling – step off the magic carpet and give me a big hug. Lily remembers you and wants a fuss and I’m sure Badger will be in shortly with some drinks.

Tell us – you are a forensic psychiatrist. What is that? What do you do?Escaping Psychiatry final

First, thanks so much for having me at your cottage. I’ve enjoyed all the visitors you’ve had so far and I loved meeting you and your…

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By olganm

I am a language teacher, writer, bookworm, and collaborator at Sants 3 Ràdio (a local radio station in Barcelona, where I returned in 2018), who lived in the UK for 25 years and worked for many years as a forensic psychiatrist there. I also have a Ph.D. in American Literature and an MSc in Criminology. I started publishing my stories, in English and Spanish, in 2012 and now have over twenty books available in a variety of genres, a blog (in English and Spanish), and translate books for other authors (English-Spanish and vice versa). In 2020 obtained the CELTA certificate as a language teacher, and offer Spanish and English classes. Writers and readers both in English and Spanish are my friends, colleagues, and allies, and after living in the UK for over twenty-five years, have returned home, to Barcelona, Spain, searching for inspiration for my stories. I also love owls and try to keep fit following fitness YouTube videos.
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6 replies on “¡Hola, Olga! 1”

So pleased to her you refer to ‘patients’. I never could stand the politically-correct but ridiculous appellations of ‘clients’, or ‘service users’ either!
Good interview, I am looking forward to the next part.
Best wishes, Pete.


Thanks Pete. I’m sure there was a discussion about this at the Royal College of Psychiatrist and they also decided patients was the right term. I don’t honestly mind but I think the changes have to be a bit more substantial than just changing a name… Books are in the menu for tomorrow:)


Thanks Teagan. It’s a shame we don’t have a transcription of the conversation as Ailsa had great anecdotes of her French experiences, and has even given talks to French doctors about how to treat Brit expats.


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