A delay, a tackle and a ‘welcome home’ balloon

It has been ONE MONTH - an entire month since landing at Sydney International Airport and arriving home after a year of being away from my life here. Now, before I can delve into how it has been being back, I must first share the actual story of arriving at the airport. Trust my luck, … Continue reading A delay, a tackle and a ‘welcome home’ balloon


Done and dusted! Hasta luego Madrid

I have officially moved out. I've given back my keys, gathered all my remaining things, received my deposit back and have exchanged niceties with my landlord (who has been nothing but wonderful to me this entire year). Now I'm sitting at my kitchen table, bags packed and waiting for my shuttle to pick me up to … Continue reading Done and dusted! Hasta luego Madrid

This year has changed me

Before embarking on this year abroad, I had a certain expectation of what I would get out of it. I have always been the type of person who thinks in the long-term. Actually, I think of the future a lot. And this time last year, me being me, I was imagining how my 2015 would pan out. What … Continue reading This year has changed me

¿tienes una habitación disponible en madrid?

Here's a very (very) brief summary of how 'grown-up' I am: I still live at home, the only bill I have to pay is my credit card and the only other person I've lived with other than my parents is my best friend (it was only for a week though.. and technically it was a week … Continue reading ¿tienes una habitación disponible en madrid?

the countdown is on (and I get my social life back)

3 months, 12 1/2 weeks or 88 days That's exactly how long I have until I board a plane to take me away to Madrid, Spain. Whaaaat?! I received the confirmation email today - 11th January 2015 - flights have been booked, enrolment has begun, spanish level is still the same. But in all seriousness, I … Continue reading the countdown is on (and I get my social life back)

A whole lot of OMGs and freaking out

A few nights ago, after finishing work for the night and closing up the store I looked at my phone to check the time. Instead, I was met with a message from one of my good friends, Bec, who studies spanish with me at UTS and who also happens to be travelling to Spain next … Continue reading A whole lot of OMGs and freaking out