Friday, 28 March 2014

Meeting the class of 1º ESO!

Today was a fantastic day!  Zuzanna took me to my new class!  She had already told the students that I would be arriving, so they were really excited when she went into the class with me in my box.  I could hear the students talking and laughing around my box and asking Zuzanna lots of questions about me!  I was so excited, too!

And then, the box opened and in a matter of seconds I had 27 new friends (Álvaro, Yago, Patricia, Alba, César, Pablo, Lucía…)!!!! 

And then I saw Marisa, the teacher I got along so well with when I was here last year.  We were so happy to see each other again!

What a great day!  I feel so loved!!!!  

Friday, 21 March 2014

Quiet Time

Zuzanna has found me a quiet corner in one of the staff rooms where I can relax until exams are over.  Since I’m always so busy travelling and spending time with all my new friends I thought I’d use this time to surf the Internet.  I’m reading the Limerick Post and the Limerick Leader online to catch up on the news back in Ireland and I’m catching up with all of my international friends on Facebook.  And do you know what else I’ve found out?  That I’m still the only sheep in the world with a blog!!!!  

Thursday, 13 March 2014

“Hola” from España!!!

Hola” from España!!! 

I arrived this morning at Nuestra Señora del Buen Consejo School and right away somebody went looking for Zuzanna.  Right after class she came down to get my box and she opened it as fast as she could.  It was SOOOOOOO nice to see her again and she was SOOOOOOOOO happy to see me too!  We gave each other a great big hug!!!  She gave me lots of kisses and I licked her whole face! 

I remember when I came to Spain for the first time last year:  I was so nervous and scared.  But this time I wasn’t at all because the students at Nuestra Señora del Buen Consejo are so friendly and fun to be with and I feel so at home here!

Unfortunately, next week is exam week here and Zuzanna has suggested that maybe it would be better if I didn’t go to class to meet my new friends (and see my old ones) until exams are over.  She says that the students will get too excited if I go to their class now and they won’t concentrate on their studies. 

Oh, well.  I’m going to have a siesta now because I’m exhausted after all the travelling and all the excitement!  Siestas are one of my favourite things about Spain!
Hasta mañana, everybody!

Thursday, 6 March 2014

On the way to Spain!

I was spending some quiet weeks with the students of the Petrinum in Austria when Helene told me it was time to say goodbye and to get into the postbox again. Oh man, I just didn't feel like leaving and - most of all - didn't want to spend another couple of days in that tight, dark and uncomfortable box being tossed around not knowing where exactly I was.
But then the students and Helene promised me that I would come back to Austria to see them again and that the pupils in Spain were already waiting for me. That reminded me of all those lovely pupils I got to know in Madrid last year, their beautiful city and all that lovely food. Would I get to eat paella again?  Finally, with all those great memories on my mind, I jumped into the box and off it went. See you again, soon!