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…

Graduation Invitations, just another way to scare final year students.

To start with, obviously my reason to be happy today is because I just booked my graduation tickets and will be OFFICIALLY graduating 17th July in Canterbury Cathedral, (yes I know, very fancy!) BUT, whilst this is very exciting, it’s also very daunting, for the last four years of my life I have being working…

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…

Saying Goodbye to international friends.

I started this blog in July 2012 as a way to record my year abroad. As we’ve now reached the middle of January, friends of mine who were only staying in Bilbao for the semester have left or are preparing to leave. So instead of posting about the year 2012, which I was originally going…

Christmas songs from around the globe.

Hello again, I know, it seems like it’s been a while! I really wish I could sit here and write about my recent trips to Brussels, Beligum, and Segoiva and Madrid, Spain. But unfortunately the last two weeks of the semester have finally arrived and deadlines are upon me. So instead I’d like to leave…

Erasmus Life: it’s not just siesta and fiesta!

It’s happened again, it’s been over two weeks and I haven’t posted anything. I normally keep this space to write about my trips that I make, about the Beauty of the Basque Country and life in Spain as a whole. I never mention the some what never ending amounts of university work I have, I…

A few thoughts on life in Bilbao…six weeks on

It feels like a lifetime ago that I first stepped foot into my new flat, that I first got lost in my own apartment block trying to find the right door. But the truth of the situation is that this flat has become my home, making Bilbao my home by default, something that puts a…

A lazy update through photos

Waking up this morning it dawned on me again that I hadn’t written a new post in over three weeks, and I promised myself that today would finally be the day that I wrote one. It’s now dark outside and I’ve only just started, I have 3 weeks worth of catching up to do, and…

Why Basque is Spain’s version of Welsh

When I first received the email saying that I’d be spending my year abroad in Bilbao my heart sank, I hadn’t really put the sufficient amount of thought into where I’d wanted to study for the year abroad part of my degree because my original plan had always been to work for the British Council…