Hello and welcome to Burutapen, a little corner of the cyberspace which is based in London, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe and the place where I live since 1998.

The site started as a virtual table to gather around and share my findings and experiences, as well as my cooking, with family and friends but over time, I have noticed that the use it provides is not that of a blog but more a reference notebook. Hence my latest redesign which I hope makes navigating easier.

(By the way, should you be wondering, Burutapen is my pen-name and it means “Thought” in Basque.)

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.

Mahatma Gandhi

“One who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger”

Japanese proverb