Year Abroad / Hasta luego, España

I realise most people will be reading this post thinking 'wait, didn't you get home ages ago?!' Technically yes: I got home almost two weeks ago. I guess I've just been putting off writing this post for a while. I originally planned to write it while still in Spain and post it as my final… Continue reading Year Abroad / Hasta luego, España

Year Abroad / An overdue update

Hola chiquitos! Since my last post a lot of things have happened. Jack visited Zaragoza, I went home for Easter, spent a considerable amount of time at the doctors' and in airports, and last week I returned to Spain for my final ten weeks here. It's amazing how quickly the last (almost) 8 months have passed… Continue reading Year Abroad / An overdue update

Year Abroad / The Sutherlands take Zaragoza

What better way to mark my being in Spain for a while than with a visit from my family? My mom obviously saw the city for a couple of days when she came out with me when I moved to make sure I settled in, but my dad and brother only had a few phone… Continue reading Year Abroad / The Sutherlands take Zaragoza

Remember the person, not the disease

Whenever we visit my grandfather, there's the potential he may be having an 'off day'. If and when this is the case, my father may say to me, 'I hope I'm in the ground before I ever get like that'. But what is 'that' exactly? For the most part, he means being diagnosed with dementia, which my… Continue reading Remember the person, not the disease