Year Abroad / Exam season stress

It has been four years since I last sat a January exam, so of course, the last few weeks have been a bit of a shock to the system. I've become accustomed to forgetting everything in my first semester modules and revising like mad in April and May, so revising over Christmas was a very… Continue reading Year Abroad / Exam season stress

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?

Year Abroad / Boyfriend in Barcelona

If you hadn't guessed from the very straightforward title, I spent a few days in Barcelona with my boyfriend last week. I'd not seen Jack for two months since my surprise trip home back in October, so a reunion was definitely needed! With yet another Spanish holiday came the perfect opportunity for a holiday of… Continue reading Year Abroad / Boyfriend in Barcelona

Year Abroad / Overcoming homesickness

Guess who's back again with another year abroad post? Yep, you guessed it. It's been over two months since I moved to Spain now and quite honestly, it has felt more like two years. I went home last month for a couple of days and for a while, I was absolutely fine, seeing friends, going… Continue reading Year Abroad / Overcoming homesickness

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

Year Abroad / A surprise trip

Hola mis cariños, hope you're all well. Last week saw me take a trip home to the UK for a few days... I've been in Zaragoza for over a month or so now, and at this time of year there is an annual festival to honour the Virgen del Pilar (the Virgin Mary of the Pillar).… Continue reading Year Abroad / A surprise trip

Year Abroad / Adjusting to new things

With a new month comes a new blog post... hola! I've been in Spain for almost a month now and since my last post I've managed to go on my first (and second) night out, register for classes at university, make plans for friends to visit and even make some new friends too. It's honestly… Continue reading Year Abroad / Adjusting to new things

Year Abroad / Surviving my first week

Hola todos! Let the year abroad blogging commence. It's official: I've been in Zaragoza for a week now. A WEEK. It seems time really does fly when you're having fun/panicking over living in a foreign country/being a tourist in your new home town. I won't lie, I was absolutely petrified about moving here and ended… Continue reading Year Abroad / Surviving my first week