Dear Diary

August 6, 2014

Wishing summer would never end.


I’ve just spent a week in Malaga, Spain, with my mum’s whole family. I probably won’t see them again for at least two years, maybe three. Everyone is scattered all over: My parents and I are in England, my aunt and her family live in Australia, my uncle and his family are in the States, and my Oma and Opa (that’s grandma and granddad) live in Malaga.

It’s difficult to re-bond with people you haven’t seen for years, especially when you have just six days to do so. What made it harder was the presence of other, more-distant relatives, who were lovely and nice and everything, but I could feel my anxiety spike whenever they were around.

My parents and I have spent the last three days in Seville. So far we have ridden in a horse and carriage, rowed around a moat in a little boat, and watched some flamenco dancing. I have eaten ice cream with little flakes of ham on it, which you wouldn’t think would taste very nice, but it bizarrely did. My mum has found what she calls “the best flan in Seville.”

Our Spanish adventure will be over in just five days; I wonder what they will bring? ♦


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  • Eileen August 6th, 2014 8:29 PM

    I called them Oma and Opa too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    And: five days? You’ve got all the time in the world for something awesome to happen. At least I’ve been telling myself that all August.

    • sissiLOL August 7th, 2014 6:35 AM

      I also call them Oma and Opa! (or called… :-() Must be a european thing, I think?

      • Ananda August 7th, 2014 6:09 PM

        Aww, my grandmother is Dutch and in Holland. They also say Oma and Opa; hence why I say it. x

  • mangointhesky August 7th, 2014 5:54 AM

    I adored all of these, as usual- Ananda: this makes me want to try ice cream like that for myself, even though I’m also a teeny-enormous amount scared that I’ll hate it.

  • Hannahomemade August 8th, 2014 8:37 PM

    Lilly- I could really connect with everything you said, as it seems we are in the same boat with a lot of stuff. Im jealous that youre still on holiday.. I hope you have a great year at school and good luck with soccer!!

  • Hani August 9th, 2014 6:19 AM

    You guys have it good there. WE DON’T EVEN HAVE SUMMER HERE