Saturday, April 24, 2010

written a few weeks ago in biology

Something I have learned while away is that sometimes you need others to be able to figure out what kind of person you are.

I decided to go on exchange on a bit of a whim, to be honest; it's one of those few things I've had a crazy idea about and actually followed through with (Rob, you'll know what I'm talking about). I've learned all these things about myself that everyone has probably told me at some point but I never realised for myself - that I am so blessed: I am well educated, lucky, intelligent and well-liked; that I have too many shoes. How world-like the world is, how life has routine and that sometimes it's good that way; that distance makes family feel closer. I still haven't learned to do things straight away (but might be getting better).

It's easy to make people happy (sort of).

some petty statistics about spain

Times I have cleaned the toilet: 5
Number of items of clothing I have dropped onto the outdoor-indoor terrace of the old lady downstairs whilst hanging up the laundry: 4 (pegs: 3)
Visible injuries sustained from inanimate objects (ground included): 9
Injuries sustained from animals: 2 (scratches and other, less-harmful bites do not count)
Approximate length of my room (in metres): 4.5
Times I have been approached and/or touched inappropriately: 2
Things Canela will not eat: 0
Phone calls made/taken/answered in Spanish: 2
Days spent away from Australia as of today: 79
Blog entries avoided: 4

Monday, April 19, 2010


Don't worry, it's okay. And yes, there are going to be some entries coming up about Semana Santa/Barcelona, other things, and...what I'm up to?

Thursday, April 1, 2010

In Barcelona for a few days - accidentally bumped into Steph Laird of Miss Turnbull´s Mathematics for the Distracted without previous plans - we knew the other was (does that even make grammatical sense? Or should I try `each other were´?) in the city, but hadn´t arranged anything. Will hopefully give you a nice long post when I get home, before I go back to school (ugh). I have photos! And met up with the other exchange people last weekend! Actually, there´s a lot to tell...