FEAR NOT FRIENDS I am back in London after a lovely Easter and ready to regale you with exciting tales of what I did over the break (no really, I’m not being sarcastic, it was fabulous)
In the first week of the four week break (Uni holidays are THE BEST, they are SO LONG!) I went on a mini break to Madrid with one of my school friends to visit another friend who is currently working there as an au pair. We arrived horrendously early for our flight as we’d never flown without our parents before and were terrified of being late! All was well however, and we arrived safely in Madrid where we were met at the airport by our friend. We found our hostel then immediately went to get pastries (if you are ever in Madrid, go to the cake shop on the West side of the Puerta del Sol. You will not regret it). We also visited the Mercado de San Miguel which is a big indoor food market with loads of tapas and desserts and everything smells amaaaazing.
We did loads of cool stuff in Madrid, like eating paella, seeing a flamenco show, spending HOURS in the art museums, rowing a little boat in El Retiro park and having a delicious farewell meal at a teeny Spanish restaurant. 100% worth it to experience Spanish culture and get to visit my friend!
I spent the second week of the holiday at a Pontins holiday resort (that’s what they call butlins in Wales!) in Prestatyn, North Wales, attending a big Christian conference called Word Alive. I went with a group from my church and got to live in a little chalet with three of my best buddies for the week, cooking together, hanging out and attending some great seminars and hearing some fantastic Bible teaching. We were right near to the MAHOOSIVE beach so we got to see some beautiful sunsets and dip our toes into the Irish sea. There were also some great evening events, such as a student only giant inflatables session (let’s just say that there are some highly amusing photos involving the members of my chalet and an enormous bouncy slide) and a barn dance. The icing on the cake was the beautiful weather we had ALL WEEK. I have never spent so long in Wales without a single drop of rain.
After that, it was time to come home and get my head down… As great as it was to get out of London and have an amazing time with my friends, I can’t ignore the fact that my finals are getting steadily closer and I can’t afford to get the same results in the summer as I did in January! Best of luck to everyone preparing for their final A Level exams… I remember that being one of the most stressful experiences of my life but just remember… it’ll be worth it when you’re at Imperial in October 😉