It’s been a few weeks since I last wrote about what’s going on in my life at the moment, and I have to say that much has happened! Over the easter week, I managed to get back to the UK and see family and friends (despite my 8 hour delay at Bologna airport, but that’s not something I want to relive right now…), but before I knew it my time was up and I was touching back down on Italian soil for the final sprint of my year abroad! Continue reading
Another weekend, another big adventure! Last Saturday morning I jumped (ish) out of bed at 7am, bright eyed (ish) and bushy tailed (okay maybe not) and ready to head to Milano! The weather was absolutely glorious, and I really mean that. It was beautiful – we couldn’t have been luckier! We took a train at half 8 to Verona and then on to Milano, arriving at around half 11 with the rest of the day ahead of us!
A couple of weeks ago, we (we being myself and the other lovely ladies here with me in Italy) took a much needed day trip to our nearest big city – Bologna! As much as I love being in a town with a fantastic sense of community, where everybody knows everybody, it was great to escape to a big city where I’m not just one of the ‘madrelingua’ girls! Continue reading
I am here.
I am in Italy.
The time has come (and gone at the time of this posting) for me to say adios to Spain, and it was much more difficult than I anticipated. There is no doubt in my mind that my time in Spain has taught me so much both about the world (cheesy) and myself (even cheesier). I’ve had a lot of time now to reflect on my experiences and life there and have come to the following conclusions – Continue reading
Feliz Año Nuevo amigos!
As I now come to the end of my time in Spain and prepare myself for the Italian Adventure, I have had time to really contemplate my year abroad thus far. I thought that it was time some little truths were told, ones which are usually left unsaid. Continue reading
Idioms, idioms, idioms.
Idioms are every linguist’s best friend and worst enemy. They can make you sound like a native, but slip up slightly and you just sound like a fool. Learn them properly though, and they will make your life abroad just that little bit easier as you sit in a café and eavesdrop on the next table, or chat with your Spanish friends and manage to understand just what they’re talking about when they tell you that you’re taking their hair!
November is here and it’s the most fantastic month of the year.
Why’s that Francesca? Well, I shall tell you for why…