I haven’t forgotten it. I have to say something here about one of the best months in my life, August 2002. On that month I went to England for a second time with an escolar grant and I passed four incredible weeks in a beatiful city in the center of England, Gloucester. The first time was very good, in another small city, Derby, but the second one was special.
I arrived late in Barajas, the airport, maybe the last, but I had time waiting the plane for knowing good friends before the flight. During the month we did a lot of activities as sports, journeys to London, Stratford or Oxford, bowling, barbacues… but the best was the free time we spent all together, specially at night. Coming back at eleven o’clock was a little bit strange for us because here at that hour we are already at home and we use to go out much later but is a different culture, not better, not worse, different. Here we have dinner at ten o’clock, in England at six, but no problem, you have to be involved in their culture and enjoy.
My family was very nice. Two children, a boy and a girl, and the parents. They earned a few money for my stay but they did it because they wanted to have a good time with me, and I realized that because I was one more in the family. The only bad thing was I didn’t learn a lot of english. But I was there for having a good time. For study we have the whole school year 😉
Three years later I remember some moments as if it was yesterday. For example, the day of the barbacue, the nights in the Therapy… Lioba said me that now is closed. With us they did the august! Every day we filled the pub and they even invited us some days.But the best in this month was the incredible people I met there: Palentino, Alex, Lioba, Marife, Gema, Fati, Chemi, Ari, Gonzalo, Mari, Paloma, Sandra, Olga, Eli… I can’t mention all. But I don’t forget you. If you read this, please, write something and you can add photos if you want. Thanks!
P.D. Un saludo a todos y haber si esa kedada q siempre se dice y nunca se hace la llevamos a cabo, aq algunos tengamos q meternos la pechá de kms pa bajar al sur merecera la pena!
Aclaraciones: Useful inventions ( by xolomo) – “they did the august” (hicieron el agosto)
– “as if it was yesterday” ( como si fuese ayer)