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 / Madrid in 48 hours

Hey lovely people! Last week saw me embark on my last proper trip of my year abroad, spending the weekend with my friend Celia in Madrid. Celia and I met during my second year of university when she was an Erasmus student at Birmingham, and we've been trying to work out time to see each… Continue reading Year Abroad / Madrid in 48 hours

Year Abroad / Sunshine, sea and sand

Hola, my lovelies. Last weekend myself and my chiquis went for a trip to San Sebastián, a town in the Basque Country in the north of Spain. For me, this trip was definitely something to look forward to, mainly as after 8 months living in Spain, I was finally going to the beach! I know,… Continue reading Year Abroad / Sunshine, sea and sand

Year Abroad / Reunions and new places

So in the space of a week or so, I was able to reunite with two of my favourite people. Firstly, a long bank holiday weekend away in Milan to visit my best friend Harriet, before a visit from the wonderful Verity - she travelled 7 hours by car to get to Zaragoza! That's what… Continue reading Year Abroad / Reunions and new places

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 6 month mark

It's been over 6 months now since I hopped on that plane to Zaragoza and in some respects I honestly can't believe how quickly the time has gone! I'm almost halfway through my second semester here, Jack is visiting next week and I'm going home for Easter the week after. Perhaps time really does fly… Continue reading Year Abroad / The 6 month mark

Year Abroad / Why a year abroad doesn’t have to be the best year of your life

It’s the envy of your friends, parents and Instagram followers alike: the year abroad. Compulsory for language students and an opportunity for adventure for many other undergraduate students, time out from university in the UK is increasingly popular year on year, with a third of students aged between 16 to 30 interested in studying abroad… Continue reading Year Abroad / Why a year abroad doesn’t have to be the best year of your life

Year Abroad / Guess who’s back?

Hola todos! As you may have guessed from the title, I'm now officially back in Spain. I didn't blog over the Christmas period, not for lack of want but simply because I had no time at all. I spent a packed three weeks with my family, my grandparents, my boyfriend and some of my friends… Continue reading Year Abroad / Guess who’s back?