Happy New Year // Feliz Año Nuevo // Bonne Année

Hi all,

Happy happy New Year! I hope you all had a great time celebrating the turn of the new year! I also wish that 2015 brings you health and happiness… and lots of travel. I’m certain that for me it will bring at least the travel part!

I flew back to Sevilla yesterday morning from cold, frosty England to relatively mild, sunny Sevilla. Just one problem: my suitcase didn’t make it back with me. I was waiting at the luggage belt waiting for my quite distinctive (it has little cartoon safari animals all over it) suitcase to come out, I waited, I waited some more and then the belt turned off and that was it. My suitcase didn’t arrive. I spoke to the people at the Easyjet desk and filled out a lost baggage form. I have been tracking it online. It says that it flew in today via Madrid, but today is Epiphany, the day of the three wise kings (more important than Christmas Day to the Spanish) so, I am assuming, the courier services aren’t running today and that my suitcase will be delivered tomorrow. Here’s hoping, anyway! It’s no fun living in the same clothes for three days!

Quite frankly the worst part about not having my suitcase right now is the fact that I just know there are Terry’s chocolate orange slices with popping candy in there and I really want some right now.

Anyway!

It feels a little bit surreal being back here after spending 16 days at home with my family and friends, having the best Christmas and New Year, but I’m getting there. I have a few exams coming up and also a few essays to get through, but I go to Paris two weeks tomorrow so I don’t have long left!

I actually have a few things I want to do here in Sevilla before I leave, so I’m going to try to work hard on my academic stuff so I don’t feel so bad about doing other things! These include watching flamenco dancing and taking a tour of La Maestranza, Sevilla’s bullring and the oldest and one of the most famous bullrings in Spain. I was thinking about going to watch a bullfight but seeing as they kill the bull at the end, I think I’ll give that a miss and just take a look at the building instead.

I hope you all had a fab Christmas holiday (whether you celebrate Christmas or not) and New Year! 2015 is looking exciting for me, I hope it’s looking the same for you!

Until next time,

H x

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