It’s Been 2 month since I’ve left Australia, crazy I know. It doesn’t even feel like I’ve spent a year there. The first day back in the UK was weird, it was like seeing places and things you know but for the first time again, does that make sense?
Sitting at the back of the car, looking out the window, I had forgotten how green UK is, well at least the countryside. Oh, by the way, my family had no clue I was back.
The next day I drove up to London to surprise my family. I messaged my mums’ boyfriend, Cristian to help me get into the house without my mum or brother seeing me. Neither of them where home then all of a sudden we hear the door opening so I hid in the living room waiting for my mum but she took so long! She put away her shopping, took off her shoes, went to the toilet and spoke to Cristian for a bit until he told her to go see her birds (in the living room). As she came into the room I walked out shouting surprise!! She jumped as if she saw a ghost, she couldn’t believe it. was super cute. 20 minutes later my brother knocks on the door. As he walked in the door and chatted away with my mum I joined in on the conversation. His mouth dropped and he hugged me tightly. A year ago before I left, I was a little taller than him. Now my 14-year-old brother is so much taller than me!!
Later that night Cristian drove us all to my uncle and aunties house. As they were walking in greeting each other, I followed behind until My uncle saw me. He kept saying no way, I can’t believe it whiles my aunty came running out of the kitchen not believing whose voice she was hearing. The hugged me or should I say squeezed me!
What happened next?
A week later I went to Spain Menorca for 2 weeks. The flight took just under 1.30 hours, it felt like nothing compared to the flight home from Australia. I fell in love with the beautiful views of Cala Galdana.
I went on a few walks to the nearby beaches around the town, up to the viewpoints on the hill and through the farm fields capturing amazing views.
The Island was really small and easy to drive. After the first day of driving around, I pretty much knew my way around. There was only 1 main road. If you kept driving straight you’d eventually get to a junction which you either turn left, right or keep going straight. I went to Mahon and Ciutadella de Menorca which are the main towns and then drove around to different points of the maps. My favourite place was Fornells. It is a small quiet town on the top of the Island. It would be the perfect place to live and have your own kayak/boat to get around as well as your car, of course, It’s beautiful!
I went on a boat trip that took us around 6 different bays. This was a perfect day. We all got off the boat to do some snorkelling and stand up paddle boarding, which was hilarious because trying to balance on it took a bit of practice.
On the more chilled days, I’d spend the day at the beach sunbathing and reading or I’d be swimming in the clear blue sea whiles looking for fishes and turtles or I’d enough the waves and just bobbed away in a rubber rings. All in all, Spain was amazing and a great way to smoothly get back into the reality that I was going to start working full-time again.
What am I doing now?
The day before I went to Spain I had a job interview with Paperchase, It is a stationary/card shop. I was so excited about the interview as I love this shop! Whiles in Spain I received a phone call saying I got the job as a supervisor of a newly opened store, whoop! These last few weeks have mainly been settling in to my new job, visiting family, friends and selling a lot of my things that I don’t need.
My main goal now is working hard to save as much money possible to hopefully buy a house end of next year, fingers crossed! However, My personal goals now are catching up with blog posts, getting myself back in to yoga and hopefully moving up in my job, that would be great!
Hope you’ve enjoyed reading this post and looking at the holiday pictures.
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More Spain Pictures
Most northern point in Menorca
Cute little shop
A new friend
Our Food display at Cala Galadana HotelWalking through the ruinsMenorca city