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La salida

Por fin, el último día de mi estancia está mañana. Mi maleta no tiene más espacio pero hay algunas cosas que tengo que llevar. Díos! No me gusta dejar cosas preciosas aquí, pero creo que no hay otra solución… Pues, vamos a ver si todo va bien en el aeropuerto.

I am so happy that this day has finally come. It is time to say goodbye and go home for good. This stay surely was an experience, but I am glad to leave and not very heartbroken. I will miss my colleagues, I guess and maybe even the room – I have built a strange relationship with it. I hate the smallness of it, but it is somehow cosy and I’ve grown accustomed to it. I will not be sorry to leave the flat, I am looking forward to warm showers, clean floors and my own fridge. Add airy and big rooms, a proper bed, a door that closes without locking it and a blow dryer and I’m a happy person. There’s no sadness to the thought of leaving the noisy neighbours and my sometimes also noisy landlady, but I will miss the sun and especially the palm trees. they symbolize Spain for me and I instantly felt better when seeing one.

My baggage is once again overflowing, and I already threw out some stuff. However, I am very reluctant to part with my old Converse sneakers. I love them still, though they are rather battered. I feel bad abandoning them in a place I didn’t feel at home at all times. It just seems wrong. I don’t know if I can figure a way out to bring them back with me, we’ll see. (I know my parents will freak out about this, when they read it… :D)

At work, there isn’t much to do and I leave about half an hour early everyday. It’s summer break and my last week anyway. I have some cake for tomorrow and a cute little parting presentation, I’m sure they’ll like it. Though I’ll miss them, I’ll surely NOT miss my computer. The mouse has taken to not functioning half of the time and it annoys me like hell. Well, it is only one more day.

University stuff has crept back into my daily routine. I am studying for an exam coming up in September and I got my schedule today. I know some of the professors and am not overly thrilled to have them, others are new and I hope they will be friendly and competent. The subject sure seem interesting, there’s a lot of HR stuff since that’s what I specialize in from now on. I also signed up for the buddy programmes, for International Students and for first semesters. I’ll be a busy bee!

Last weekend, I went to the shopping center, just to look around, not to actually buy much (I already knew I had no room in the suitcase). It is a new shopping center, called the Forum and I like it. It reminded me a bit of Fairview, the shopping center in Montreal I went to all the time. I had a Subway sandwich for lunch and it was good to eat something different from noodles. I have tried to have a bit of variation in my food, last week I had rice with eggs and french fries at some days. Changing my diet to lactose-free milk and not eating white bread and the fake-cheese has improved my feeling immensely. I actually feel good most of the time and not inflated. Hopefully, I will be able to keep this up and even improve my diet further.

Just in case you’re wondering, I will keep this blog and post about interesting things every once in a while. I’ll probably switch to German though, or write posts bilingual, depending on the topic. There will be some events happening the coming semester to write about, or I’ll just randomly throw my thoughts at you. Be prepared!

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Departure

It has come, at last. My time in London is over. Today is the last day, tomorrow by this time I will be back in Germany. It is really sad, but then again it has been five amazing months! What else could I ask for?

The suitcase is already packed – even though there are still things in my room that are supposed to go in there. I have no clue how to fit everything in, but isn’t it always like that? There are so many things that you collect over time and you never notice them until it’s time to part. I am so glad that my parents were here last weekend and took some of my stuff with them, otherwise I would be in a tight spot.

Today is a rainy day, it just like London to say goodbye with such an average day. Some people came and said their farewell, but there are some I’ll be visiting this evening for the last time (at least, for now). I am also watching some last DVDs, for as long as I have access to them: I watched Skyfall and Casino Royale, Inglorious Basterds and Captain America. The kind of movie I wouldn’t normally watch on my own. I had baked beans on toast with eggs yesterday for dinner, something I’ve come to like a lot. I also watched Germany’s Next Topmodel, which is of course rather lame of me. But oh well.

I went to Brent Cross, a lovely shopping center not too far from here and did some small shopping. I have never gone on a shopping spree, so this time was no different. I spent less than 15 pounds on three shirts, that’s not too bad, eh? After that, I paid a last visit to the Poundland, getting some last random things. A book called Combat to Catwalk, a bracelet and some chocolate. So now I’m well prepared to go home.

I hope all you readers have enjoyed my blog for the past months and that you will continue following my life in Barcelona. There will be some changes around here, obviously. This blog needs a new design! Thank you for staying with me, and next time I’ll be writing from Barcelona! Cheers!

Mind the Gap, please!

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