Blog 118 – 13.9.19. It’s only Spanish!

It’s that time again. Time to do something scary. I read somewhere that you should do something scary once a day. This, of course, is not for me. Peace, comfort and predictability..that’s my scene…so… I’m going to Barcelona be a student and stay with some strangers and learn Spanish at a local Institute Cervantes authorised school. I like to be a person who knows being a student who knows nothing is scary. Yep. Some poor hosts are going to have me in their house for 2 weeks…they will feed me breakfast (what do Spaniards usually have for breakfast?) and I’m going to have to speak Spanish and possibly share a bathroom. I’m really worried that a). I will accidentally learn Catalan instead; b) My hosts will be scary; c) that I will have spent a fair wad of cash…but not learn very much.

I will have to learn my way around the public transport system lugging a wheelie case behind me. I will have to hope that I bring some British weather with me, as me and heat do not get on…so I will take my polka-dot fan. I will hopefully do lots of walking and lots of talking. I will probably take the wrong clothes…I am determined to make do with less. What’s Spanish for launderette?

It’s all my husband’s fault. He’s not coming on this trip because he speaks Spanish anyway and in any case, his brain is too big for such trivia, having been expanded by studying for an MSc in something fantastically new, computery and difficult. He has so impressed me by taking on the challenge of completely new learning at such an advanced age, that I feel I have to prove I still have a brain he can even talk to. In Spanish.

There’s a full moon tonight and it’s Friday 13th. This may be lunacy…but…I’m off…I will be in touch as and when there is anything to report. If all goes to plan, my next post will be en espanol (not).


Barcelona map 13.9.19



About aintwegotitmade

Who am I?.......well, I'm getting to that age where I have to think about that before I answer... My name is J, I'm married, and my husband and I live in the great city of London. I started this blog as an update to family and friends when I completely ruptured my Achilles tendon a few years ago (see The first post). I am so fortunate in every possible way...and in all honesty, I'm just using this blog to remind myself... Why is it called Ain't we got it made?: this is a line from one of my favourite songs (Sing Baby Sing - Have I got it made? Well - I've got a roof over my head, running water right into my house, a fully-stocked supermarket round the corner, free and readily available healthcare; and I live with my lovely husband in a great city, in a beautiful country, where I feel safe and secure.... I rest my case. Fact or opinion: I am not an expert on anything… but I can confirm that everything in this blog is either fact or opinion. I hope to post regularly, mostly about things I find uplifting, positive, amusing, optimistic, important..or perhaps just about regular daily life...but I won't bother you too much. Thanks for stopping by... jx
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2 Responses to Blog 118 – 13.9.19. It’s only Spanish!

  1. Elaine says:

    You will have a great time, when I lived in Spain most Spanish people spoke English lol

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