Journey through Spain

Journey through Spain#5

June 7, 2018

Sleep in?? I was dreaming . At 8 am the cathedral bells were deafening , there was no hiding from this religious festival. The ‘Festividad del Corpus Christie.’  After it finished I visited the Cathedral just in time to see the float of San Francisco being moved back into place. At first all I could […]

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Journey through Spain #4

June 4, 2018

Every evening after an afternoon siesta the school, CLIC , ran a free cultural programme . The ‘senior’ programme was delightfully named the ‘Gastronomia y Vinos ( gastronomy and wine ) programme.’ My week had a tour of the magnificent Plaza de Espana , designed by Sevillian architect Anibal González in 1929. A visit to […]

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Journey through Spain #3

 My school day at CLIC was over by 1 pm, and it was home for lunch and a siesta. With my 11am beginning, followed by a half hour coffee break, this was language learning at a relaxed pace. I said, ‘adios’ ( goodbye ) to my teacher, and my ‘senior’, mostly retired classmates, and walked […]

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Journey through Spain #2

June 2, 2018

Vive como si fueras a morir mañana, pero aprende como vas a vivir para siempre . Live as if you are going to die tomorrow , but learn as if you are going to live forever. The latest in night wear !! I appeared to have communicated some of my plight with ‘ Iberia Air […]

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Journey through Spain #1

Luggage in transit London to Spain, god knows where Thought needs no baggage Sitting in Madrid airport relishing the glorious moment where all my fears were allayed , I looked out the window, everything seemed bathed in soft gold light . I thought about the saying ‘ it’s the journey not the destination.’ How easy […]

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Journey to Spain

May 29, 2018

Finally, the day arrived to leave London for Spain. My heart was filled with excitement over the adventure ahead, as we drove to Heathrow airport, terminal 5. I tentatively keyed my booking number for Iberia Air into the machine. The code was rejected and I was filled with trepidation. Iberia Air Destination overrated Enjoy the […]

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