– progress of month no. 13 – I felt so tempted to make a lot of changes in my list, because I feel like the list doesn’t do justice to my life and what’s coming up anymore. I did contain myself, because I want to think about it properly before making these changes. So for now it’s just a regular update of which goals I’ve completed or progressed on in the past month.
27. Read books for fun [6/25] I finally finished reading another book. A Dutch one this time, De Vriendschap by Connie Palmen. I like how it’s a story in which not all that much happens, how it’s a simple but beautiful depiction of a friendship and of two individuals. I had read this book before in high school and I’m happy this thrift store find motivated me to read it again. Read more »
I stayed in England for exactly one semester, which means that the fifth month of today’s diary is also the last one in this series. However, if you like these living abroad themed entries (my year of volunteering in Austria, my Erasmus semester in England), I have good news for you. A new living abroad series is coming up very soon! More on that in the next weeks; now it’s time for the last Erasmus-diary.
– 1st of january, friday – Happy new year! Or should I say happy hangover? Read more »
In my ‘summer holidays in Galicia’ post, I already mentioned there would be a separate one for the four days I spent alone in Santiago de Compostela. And here it is! My boyfriend had a meeting of multiple days and because of covid, I wasn’t allowed to stay with him in his accommodation. Instead of staying with his family by myself, I decided to book a hostel in Santiago de Compostela and explore the city and area by myself. Read more »
– 3rd of december, thursday – I decided to leave my English class early, so I could celebrate Sinterklaas with the Dutch students. I was helping a friend all semester with her internship in which she taught Dutch conversation classes to British students. My task was basically to engage with the students and talk with them. We drank some mulled wine, listened to typical songs and they wrote poems for the students – so nice.
– 5th of december, saturday – I went to the airport of Manchester with five friends, because we were going to spend the weekend in Dublin. We already saw that the flight before and after ours was cancelled, but for some reason we were going to fly. Once in the air, about halfway, the pilot told us we weren’t going to Dublin but to Shannon. Shannon? Yes, that’s on the complete other side of Ireland. One friend was listening to music and missed all the commotion, so it was quite funny when she realized we were in a different airport. Our bus to take us to Dublin didn’t arrive for hours and we ended up arriving in the middle of the night. We were super tired and took a taxi to the hostel, tying to get at least a little sleep. We were a bit sad to have our first night in Dublin ruined by the storm. Read more »
After weeks of doubting whether it was a good idea in light of covid, we finally got on the plane to Spain on the 17th of August. We changed our flight to avoid travelling through the more risky area of Barcelona. We traded four days in Spain for the comfort of a direct flight and a weekend on a dirty boat in Amsterdam. Not so bad, and we still had two lovely weeks at the coast. I’ll take you along on the adventure, except for the four days I spent in Santiago de Compostela – they’ll be in a next post. Read more »
Blog by Linda
Blog by Linda is the creative space of a Dutch girl who moved to Spain and tries to figure out her new life here. Thoughts and adventures from the perspective of a true #couchpotato.