viernes, 14 de junio de 2019

A present from Lissy 💛💜💚💙

Before finally leaving, Lissy left this present for all her beloved students at our Clara Campoamor School. It can't be kept by all of you, but you all can keep its picture forever, and keep her words in your hearts. Aren't you already missing her? I am! ❤❤❤

domingo, 9 de junio de 2019

MY LAST WEEK 😭😭❤️❤️⭐️⭐️

I’m currently home for the weekend and sat on my sofa with my dog and it seems the perfect moment to write you all my final thoughts. 😭❤️ I really am going to try keep it short because if not, I’ll get too emotional and waffle on. So here goes me trying. 

First of all, I’d like to say how unbelievably thankful I am to have had the last 2 years with you all. I count my blessing every day that I happened to end up in Clara and to have met all of you! you’re all inspiration, talented, funny and beautiful humans. It’s only been a week and I’m already honestly missing you all, it’s hard not being there. 

You’ve all touched my heart in some way and I have so many funny and heart touching memories that I’ll keep for life. You’re not just any other students or colleagues to me, you feel like an extended family and I hope you all keep in touch. I’ll always wonder how you’re all getting along, and now I have most of you on Instagram (yes, I finally accepted my 150 requests hahaha) please do update me on your lives, as it’ll be a pleasure to hear from you all. 🥰🥰

I couldn’t have asked for a better way to leave my beloved Clara. You really did all make me cry so much on my last day and it hit all the nerves in my body. Thank you for all the songs and the dance. The lyrics were beautiful and you all practiced so hard, whenever I feel sad or I miss you, I’ll watch the video. Thank you for putting in so much effort, I love you all lots. Also, thank you for your box of messages, I’ve read every single one of them and I’ll keep them forever. They’ll come to university with me next year for those days when I need some motivation and to remind me why I want to teach. You all have so much love and are special, please share it with the world ⭐️ 

And well, thank you to every teacher too that put in so much effort to help collaborate with my last week, I really appreciate it when you’re all so busy. I also want to say a massive and special thank you to Marta for organising everything, especially for my surprise party on Wednesday after school with all my amazing colleagues, now friends ❤️ thank you for being the best boss I could’ve asked for the past 2 years and I wish you all the best with bilingualism in the future years 💕

Well, it seems I’ve already written too much!!! But THANK YOU SOOOOOOOO MUCH AGAIN!!! each and every single one of you are fabulous and will achieve so much. Thank you for being part of my Spanish journey and helping me through. 

It may be the end, but it’s never goodbye, I’ll definitely be popping back occasionally to see you all, I promise. I already need to come back and get stuff out of my locker in the next few weeks, so I’ll be sure to say bye then. I wouldn’t be capable of leaving Spain without coming to say bye one last time, or rather, hasta luego! 

Below is the photo I took with every class I work with, I really hope I haven’t missed any off ☺️

Love to you all and good luck with everything, I really am blessed 🧡💚💕💛💗💝❤️💞

martes, 4 de junio de 2019

Goodbye Lissy 😢♥️♥️♥️

As much as we would like it to be different, our two fabulous years with Lissy have come to an end.  Since we met her our days have been full of smiles, adventures, funny activities, valuable moments, lots of things learned and especially parties like the one we organised for her on her last school day. 

All of you did a great performance with the songs you sang for her, and all of you wrote your most heartfelt messages to bless her goodbye. I put all of them in a lovely box for her to keep forever, as a memory to cherish whenever she might be feeling in a reflective mood. 

She enjoyed herself lots at her party and told me she was really grateful for everything we had done for her. Here you can see all the pictures that we took on THE GREAT DAY, because despite it was her last and we all were a bit sad about her leaving, it was really a day full of joy and satisfaction. We will miss you Lissy!

martes, 28 de mayo de 2019

Time flies 😳⏰

And so it’s my last week, it’s like I started this new year yesterday. I remember receiving the news that I would be in Clara another year and being so happy about it, little did I know that before I could blink... it’s over! 

But as I look back on the last 9 months, it hasn’t disappointed! I’ve enjoyed this year and it’s exceeded expectations. Some of you I met for the first time, and some of you we’ve developed our relationship. I feel so lucky and blessed to not have only been placed in my dear Clara Campoamor, but also to have 2 years working with you all. 

All of you have been a pleasure to teach and your sense of humour is really special, along with your desire to try in English, even if it doesn’t quite work. But we can laugh and move on, the mistakes you make only make you better at English, don’t worry, I’ve had my fair few embarrassing Spanish moments too. Thank you for being the most wonderful and energetic (sometimes too much) students I could meet and I wish I could stay another year.... this time it really is my last week :( 

I hope we can have a great last week together and enjoy the remaining moments, I have so many wonderful memories in Clara and I’ll remember them in my heart wherever I go. 

Thanks to every single one of you, without you wonderful students and teachers, my experience wouldn’t have been the same! 

I’m going to keep this short, but here’s to the 3 days left- love to you all! 

Lissy 😘

sábado, 11 de mayo de 2019

More festivities ❤️

The past month has been jam packed with lots of Spanish festivities! As a country, you have so much culture and I love it. 

In England we don’t have as many festivities. For example, at Easter we don’t have processions or celebrate everyday. We only celebrate Easter on Easter Sunday. We have Easter egg hunts in our houses or there are some organised around the countryside. We just look for chocolate eggs and then get to eat them. We also give big chocolate Easter eggs as presents to our families and friends. Lastly, we have a Sunday roast dinner with roast chicken, pork or lamb, roast potatoes, gravy, and lots of vegetables. 

Whereas here in Spain there is something happening everyday, I find Semana Santa really interesting as it’s so different to where I live. I love how everyone gathers in the streets and there is lots of atmosphere. The floats are also beautiful with all the flowers and gold and silver, although I won’t miss the sound of the drums. This year I was lucky in Semana Santa as whimsy staying here to write university work (not a highlight of the year) I got to spend time with lots of friends here. I tried lots of traditional Easter sweet treats, saw some processions and even went to priego where they fight to carry the Jesus float and eat a special bread with an egg inside after the priest has blessed it. I had a wonderful week, and I’ll definitely come back next Easter to see it. 

Also, with the fiestas Aracelitanas, they are also really special and something I feel very lucky to see. In England we don’t have saints for each town, only one for the country (Saint George) and nobody celebrates him, we only know they date because of google reminding us. I find it really heartwarming that so many people celebrate Araceli and feel so passionate about something, it’s an incredible thing to witness. I loved the fireworks and watching the flowergiving, and also enjoyed going to the feria to dance a little bit. In the end, I’ve grown attached to Araceli and will definitely always remember here wherever I am in the world. 

Now I’m really looking forward to the this month, with the patios and Cordoba Feria. Hopefully I’ll be able to enjoy the time I have left here and make the most of it. I hope you’ve all enjoyed the many holidays we’ve had recently.

Here’s to the next 3 weeks together,

Lissy 😘

lunes, 1 de abril de 2019

St Patrick’s day fun

March has been a fun month for me because I got to share one of my hobbies with you all... IRISH DANCING. It’s something that had taken up the majority of my life, from practicing and competing and I’m happy hay St Patrick’s day gave me an opportunity to use it with you. 

I’ve really enjoyed having the opportunity to teach some of you this Irish tradition by jigging around in music lessons and at the transition activity. I know it’s not quite flamenco, but I hope you enjoyed the opportunity to do something a little different. It put a smile on my face to see you all trying something out of your comfort zone and give it your best shot. I’m forever grateful for you always giving everything a go!! 

I also loved the blessings you wrote, that are now displayed at the front of school. Some of them really inspired me and I hope they all come true. You really all do have something special to offer and you deserve only the best. 

May the luck of the Irish always be with you 🍀☘️💚