I had previously half-written this post, and titled it ‘Pre Year Abroad Anxiety Part Two’, to follow on from this post here. However, we are one week in to my year abroad now so that wouldn’t quite be the case anymore! It wasn’t my plan to take such a long break from blogging whilst moving, but life recently has been a lot busier than I expected, and I am just now starting to catch up. I am still in the process of working out things like wifi and bank accounts, all the not-so-fun, grown up things that you have to…

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Are you ready for a post that I have completely given up trying to re-write so that it makes sense?   In three weeks time I will be moving to a village in Cádiz, called Prado del Rey, to work for a year as a teaching assistant in the primary school there. Every time I mention this, the response I get is generally along the lines of ‘how exciting!’ and I do agree, it is exciting. However, it is also a huge change and something that at the moment I am finding pretty damn scary! Obviously, I have known that…

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If you follow me on Instagram you will already know this, but if not then I’ll tell you now that I was the happiest little Friends fanatic on Monday, because it was finally time to visit FriendsFest. I actually bought these tickets a while ago as a surprise for Luke, but if I’m honest I’m not sure which of us was more excited when the day rolled around. We had the best time. FriendsFest is moving around the country on its tour, but at the moment it’s set in the grounds of Blenheim Palace. Luckily, we had dry and pretty warm…

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  I drink a lot of coffee. And I spend a lot of time in Costa. So, when the opportunity came up to join in on one of their masterclasses (and donate to their charity, the Costa Foundation, at the same time), I couldn’t resist. Now, I do have to warn you that, as it turns out, I am useless at making coffee. It’s really not my forte. But I had a great time and I supported a good cause, so I’m going to tell you all about it anyway…     Our masterclass took place at the Costa over…

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This week, Tuesday night was date night. Ever since I was told I can no longer eat gluten (nope, still not over it), I’ve been craving burgers. I never even used to like them that much! I feel like usually people say ‘you always want what you can’t have’ about love and romance. Not for me. Burgers, all the way.     After some searching, I found Gourmet Burger Kitchen‘s gluten free menu. This made me SO HAPPY. I can eat so much from there, which is pretty much unheard of for a gluten intolerant in a burger bar! The…

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