So Im really good at keeping a regular blog am i not :)
Well apologies, and here goes again! So I am pretty much having the time of my life, and don't think I have ever really felt this good!
I am living pretty centrally in Bilbao, in an area called Santuxtu, with Rhiannon, and Izaro from Eibar. The flat is lovely inside despite it being ugly on the outside. I am currently going out A Lot which I probablly shouldn't be, but I am enjoying it, so what the hell!!
I have been to Donostia for a weekend with my friends Ant, Rhiannon, Kevin and Pepe. Ant, Rhiannon and I are like a little threesome and they are fantastic, Kevin is an American who despite being constantly dirty, he is actually such a sweet heart, and Pepe is Ants Mexican housemate, whom is actually called Pepe, confusing or what!?
I also went to Guernica with about 7 of the other students, a little trip which myself and Rhiannon arranged, where we ended up inventing a little quiz, dividing in 2's and going on a hunt for photos, strange food items and Basque poems, and ending up with some nice vino :)
Teaching so far...i.e having only actually taught 3 days, is great. I love being a teacher but not actually a teacher. I have free rein with what I teach and how I teach it, which is fantastic. I think the students are hopefully going to get on with me, beacuse I am pretty much at maximum 4 years older than them. I have been given my own key to a classroom and teach around 12 students by myself, with the couple of younger classes I do, I think I have more like 20 students to myself!!!
I have also managed to get myself some private classes, to help with the old finances; I am teaching 2 8 year old boys twice a week, 1 8 year old once a week, and a 16 year old boy twice a week. My Mentor guy out here has also asked if maybe he would be able to drop his son to my house once a week, to chat which would be cool.
I seriously have never felt more comfortable with myself which is pretty awesome. I seem to have just realised, that I couldnt care less what people think of me appearance wise; I am pretty darn happy with how I am even when I look like a tramp walking round with blood gushing out my shoes-another story-my hair unwashed, or all dressed up for a night out!
I just feel very happy :)....I am reallly hoping its not all going to change ha!!
Got to tell you guys this though-at the moment the idea or having to move back to England and complete my degree, is about as appealing as having a bath in Ice!! Ha strange comparison I know, but I am excited to see all my friends at University, and I know I can come and do this again after University! Most of my friends out here, are not actually University Students. I am one of the youngest!!
Anyway, I hope this has given you guys a bit of a lowdown on my activities!! I am off to see my friend Frazzy in Logrono this weekend, we have a halloween party and an after dark party in the Guggenheim next weekend, I am off to Barcelona the first weekend of Novemeber with my friend Lauren, going to see Shakira at the BEC in November and hopefully off to Brussels for the weekend in November as she is very homesick and in need of some snuggles :) xx