Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Settling back in

This week the good news is that I finally managed to get my Spanish SIM working in my phone by backing up on iCloud and resetting all the settings. After I turned my phone on I was then able to use both my English and Spanish SIMs. I also managed to order 2 gas bottles and have them delivered. I'm trying to be prepared by having one extra for when I next run out. It took me a while to figure out how to connect it, but I managed it. 

Another English girl contacted me after finding this blog because she's moving here to be an Assistant in February and was looking for somewhere to live. If all goes to plan, she'll move into the now spare room in my flat, which is great! My family are coming here in a few weeks and I've booked flights to visit my friend Amy in Almansa in south east Spain in the beginning of March, so that's some special things to look forward to.

I finally got in contact with CETI (Centro de Estancia Temporal de Inmigrantes, Centre for the Temporary Stay of Immigrants) through La Cruz Roja (The Red Cross). They said I will need to go for an interview if I want to work as a translator, which I plan to do tomorrow. I'm a bit nervous about how good my Spanish will be, but if I'm successful it will be a really good opportunity to learn about immigration between Morocco and Melilla and improve my language skills.

Last weekend was a memorable one. On Friday night I went to a basketball match with the other Assistants. I'm not usually interested in playing or watching sports, but I like to be open to trying new things. I actually quite enjoyed it (even though I don't really understand the rules), especially the last few minutes of the match when the score was really close. On Saturday I went shopping with a new friend and we ended up spending most of the day drinking in bars. I'm really happy that I've managed to make a Spanish friend. I then went out with the other Assistants and rested on Sunday!

At La Cervecería bar with tapas

I'm finally doing English classes at school because I have a new timetable and I really like it. In some English classes the students are reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, a book about England, The Call of the Wild and The Boy in Striped Pyjamas, where I read passages, then they repeat and I ask them questions about what they've understood. Other classes follow English textbooks and learn vocabulary. In a drama class the younger students are doing a play about a tooth fairy (so sweet!) and the older students are learning High School Musical and Grease. My first drama class was amusing because some characters, including Sandy and Danny, weren't there so I read their part, which sometimes left me having conversations with myself! Sometimes when I'm a bit bored in lessons I imagine which students I would like to have as my children (in a non creepy way). The shy, geeky ones that smile and say hello, wear glasses and use far too many hair clips are my favourites.

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