Wow, another 2 weeks has passed...reallly not very consistent at this...!Well, it has been another Great 2 weeks, so I suppose I shouldn´t worry...
So an after dark party at the Guggenheim, with a mix of people-arty farty, old, young, drunkens, ravers...you name it, and they were there. We followed up our short time at the Guggenheim, by another little visit to the big club Fever....Saturday rained and rained....provoking a visit to the near by Primark for halloween outfits...as always unsuccessful when needing something! In the evening, making a first time visit to a friends flat, when dressed as a leopard and a vampire, whilst everyone else was having a quiet night in, seemed like a good idea....hmmmm....however a fun but brief visit to our friends Halloween flat party made up for it, even if we did all get chucked out after about 10 minutes....!The night finished in Mystic...a fitting name for a Halloween Night out, I must say!!
Sunday consisted of some more Basque rain, however a nice swim in the local pool and a visit to a friends house for the evening deftinitly made up for it! Monday was dia de todos los santos..so visiting the churches and cathedrals of Bilbao seemed like the perfect idea...especially as everywhere else was shut!We finished our day with a visit to see an original Spanish film at the cinema...Los Ojos de Julia...a verrrry scary film, but all was understood, so very goood.
The week continued like normal; teaching of my sneakier and sneakier by the day students in Durango, Spinning in Bilbao, Private classes with my little children Lander, Martin and Pablo, and a sneaky night out on Thrursday, to our favorite club Da Vinci, where as normal, and as we prefer it, we were the only English there....we are not fans of Erasmus Parties, for too many English and American and too many Spanish men looking for an easy target.
On Friday, to Barcelona I flew...Nearly missing my plane in standard Kamali style! However I met a nice guy from Getxo-a costal town by Bilbao, callled Xabi, so had a friend whilst at the airport, and was in Barcelona by half 10 in the evening. A late meal with my friend lauren for a little catch up, before a well needed sleep. On saturday we decided to explore Barcelona, Lauren for the first time and me again! We went to el boqueria to see all the amazing food and then to Casa Battlo, the house I had yet to visit, which was so beautiful and deftinitly the best one Ive seen. After some culture, we went for some wine and tapas at Taller de Tapas, a Tapas bar I visited when living in Sitges. The afternoon was spent exploring, visiting Barceloneta for Ice Cream and to relax, amazing it was around 24 degrees, so we were very lucky! In the early evening, we met with a friend of mine, whom I have not seen in a good 5 years, since I spent the summer in Oiartzun...Maitane! It was fantastic to see and speak to her...only in Spanish as she no longer really speaks English, which was soo strange as she has never before heard me speak Spanish, and I spent the night translating everything for Lauren whom speaks no Spanish.
In the evening, we went out for more Tapas and wine, followed by a visit to El Bosque de las Hadas...the forest of the faries...an amazing bar, literally in the style of a forest, with trees and everything...very cool...we then caught the metro to the port, where we had heard the best bars were...ending up going to a discoteca, where you pay 12 entry but get a free drink...and luckily for us, the barman decided to give us free drinks all night...always a plus!!!
Sunday consisted of a casual viewing of the Pope and nuns shouting ´ve vant papa´...very funny, a visit to a little Morroccan festival going on, and a general walk around the whole of Barcelona....! Our last day in Barcelona on Monday, included an attempted visit to la sagrada famillia, but the queue was absolutley ridiculous....so on failing there, we returned and went to Casa Milla, which as before was stunning to visit. A little visit to one of my favorite cafes Buenas Migas for some foccaccia, before returning to my Spanish home in Bilbao.
This week has flown by with teaching, spinning and more teaching, we have resisted going out during this week, as we had yet to be paid, when we were meant to be paid at the end of October, which was starting to cause us problems. However on Thursday evening, on checking my online Spanish Bank account, I saw the beautiful arrival of my Money!!! Yeyyyy....!
Last night, drinks were had in my Favorite Bar Stromboli, a Morroccan style bar, with cushions and all, with a friend from Cadiz, who speaks no English, and considering he is doing a masters in Journalism and loves politics, I feel that my knowledge of European politics has improved a great deal-if asked in Spanish-however ask me in English and I will still be as clueless!!!
OOoo just a last note, this week on teaching my little children in my private classes, about foods, I may have told them that you spell cualifower-qualifower...and weetos-wheetos....ooopssss