Guilt free, life after uni

Day 34 – “Because I can do what I want” For the last few days I’ve had a strange feeling that I’m missing something, that I’ve forgotten to do something, that feeling that something isn’t quite right. Then it hit me, it’s calmness, it’s not being stressed and it’s a sense of freedom from the…

Another Stepping Stone is back, what’s new?

Back and ready to roll! It’s been a long time since I sat down to write anything apart from essays and revision notes, but today marks a new month and three days since I finished university. I started this space about two years ago now because I wanted somewhere to share my experiences as a…

Flowers and my Mum really do brighten up the day – 100 days of happiness

Today marks the official start of British Summer Time, the start of lighter evenings, dreams of summer and the hope for a family BBQ that doesn’t include thick jumpers and raincoats. It’s the time of year where all the daffodils, the forget-me-nots, the pansies and the primroses are everywhere, the sweet fragrance of Spring is…

Introducing Purple Day – 100 days of happiness

Today marks one week until Purple Day, my reason to be happy today, the day that aims to raise awareness about epilepsy, to move away from the stigma that far too often comes with epilepsy, to help both children and adults feel like they are not alone, to help their friends and family understand and…

Erasmus Bilbao – The Last One

They say that all good things come to an end, and that good things come to those who wait but I’m not so sure that I believe in that. Now in June the end of my Erasmus year in Bilbao has ended, I’ve packed up my room and am back in England albeit after 20…

Flashback Friday: YOBO – You Only Bilbao Once!

So it’s been nearly 5 weeks since I last posted on here with the intention of more regular posts, and a Flashback Friday section. However, in a turn of events, that didn’t happen. But being as it is actually Friday today I guess that gives me the perfect excuse to Flashback over this semester so…

A Journey through Castilla y León

Arriving in Burgos and it’s a beautiful sunny day, the sky is a brilliant blue and the air is crisp, there’s a feeling of the changing of seasons from winter to spring, and it feels great to be somewhere new, to explore and discover. Leaving Bilbao, the bus journey to Burgos took us through rain,…

You know you’ve lived in the Basque Country when…

As second semester begins, and I’ve been lucky enough to get Friday’s free (hello three day weekend!) I’m left with some time to reflect on what it really means to live in the Basque Country and have come up with a few things which I feel depict this region, so here we go: You know…

A month late but the year 2012 in review.

I meant to write this at the beginning of the year, at the start of 2013, but I didn’t. I could sit here and give excuses why, but the truth is that I just didn’t. I wanted to summarise my year as a whole, above all for myself as a way to reflect on it…