18.10.2011 30 °C
This week was pretty good, only had to work three evenings :-) Wednesday was a national saints day so day off yay!! I was taken to Portugal, to the nearest city called Elvas. It's gorgeous. I had such a great time. Then I was taken for food in Badajoz. Mmmmm yummy yummy in my tummy. Friday I was invited to lunch at a friends house, and I was given a handmade ring and I got to make a bracelet :-) It was a fun and relaxing afternoon. Classes went well all week, and I loved my extra day off :-)
The weekend was busier. Saturday I went shopping with Nely to get a birthday present for Caroline. I ended up picking a lovely shell necklace and some Humbugs! :-) Luckily she loved them :-D In the evening I had my first drum lesson. It was amazing. Apparently I am pretty good :-) Geraldine didn't like me because I did so well on my first lesson. One of the girls from church, Andrea, is teaching me, Geraldine and a boy called Christian drums every Saturday at the church. After the lesson it was time for youth group, and as it was Jorge's birthday we had a party. It was so funny, managed to take some funny photos. We all ended up having a mini cream fight, was hilarious. Jorge had his face shoved in a pile of cream!!
Sunday was church, which I'm really enjoying. I love the songs they sing and I'm managing to do quite well with the pronunciation :-) Afterwards I was invited to a BBQ in some place that I can't remember the name of, about 30 minutes from Badajoz, with some people from church. I had such a great time and met some great people. I learnt some new card tricks and I taught them one too. :-) I went for a wander around the area with Nely and we found some cool garden statue things. There was a funny one of too old people and a really cute one of a bumblebee. Afterwards I had another drum lesson, a private one this time with Andrea, as I can't make Saturday's lesson. Well, I say private, but I ended up having a bigger audience than the first lesson!! It made me a bit nervous but I had lots of fun. Some of the rhythms were hard but I managed to pick them up in the end. :-) It's not to hard having drum lessons in Spanish. Luckily Andrea knows some English and my Spanish is getting a bit better, but mainly I just watch her play the rhythms to work out what to do. I'm really enjoy drum lessons. (And yes mum and dad, that's a hint that when I come back I want a drum kit!! hehe :-P)
Still no luck on getting Spanish lessons as all the classes clash with when I'm working :-S So I'm thinking of either getting Rossetta Stone or looking on Amazon to see if I can find a good course. But I am picking up some Spanish so yay! :-D
Absolutely loving the weather. It's the middle of October and it's boiling!! The early mornings and late nights are a bit chilling, but nothing a light jacket won't deal with. It still reaches over 30 degrees everyday!! Can't believe it's October. Apparently it's going to be like this till maybe the middle of November. :-) YAY!!
Buenos dia xxxx