So it turns out that I’m the worst regular blogger ever, oops sorry! So since my last post in December, I’ve had a few hectic months including an incredible Christmas. It was great to return home and I enjoyed all the creature comforts including underfloor heating – the dream after freezing pisos and stone flooring.
So after a lovely Christmas back home with my family, friends and an unfortunate amount of French projects (I wrote about 20,000 words in French in total!) I returned to my favourite city to continue my year abroad and final semester in Spain.
A busy January included finishing off projects, regretfully saying goodbye to some lovely people (including housemates) and meeting some great new people. However February is where the real fun began; I’ve been lucky enough to have the opportunity to go to Madrid, Granada and celebrate my 21st.
Madrid is fast becoming one of my favourite cities in Spain. It is totally different to London which is a massive city with more than just one centre, whilst Madrid’s main city centre seems to be pretty compact and, after a while, quite easy to navigate. I love the atmosphere and the fact that if you walk a few minutes outside of the city centre, you would never guess you were in the middle of a capital city.
The main point of going to Madrid was to see George Ezra. It was my first experience of a Spanish gig and we were lucky enough to be almost near the front and thanks to the fact that we were both taller than the crowd, we had a great view of George working his magic. I love the fact that during the quiet songs, the Spanish audience were shushing each other – quite different from an English gig and it made me smile, they obviously appreciated the music.
My 21st birthday was a lovely day, full of food! I decided that instead a fiesta on a Friday night that I would do something different for my birthday. I decided to invite my closest friends over for a nice meal but with a twist, because I don’t eat meat (and never have in my life), all the food was vegetarian. I was so surprised and thankful for how much effort all of my friends put into creating different dishes that we could all share – I’ve never eaten so much food!
Granada was a great experience and reminded me of how nice the city was (the lovely weather for the first day helped as well!). I forgot about how great it is to order a beer and get tapas for free; this needs to be brought to England! We went to the Alhambra which was pretty impressive but huge, I think in 3 hours we only saw about half of it in total.
Got a lot more excitement planned for my final months in Spain including exploring the South, lots of tapas and lovely visitors.
Hasta luego xxxx