living abroad in Spain

two weeks' notice: saying goodbye to spain

two weeks' notice: saying goodbye to spain

As I'm sure you've deduced from the title of the post, this is it!  Our "what's next" and "adios to Spain" post that was bound to eventually make it's way to the pages of this blog.  Two weeks from today we'll lock our apartment door for the last time, take the bus to the airport, and this (mostly) sunny chapter of our lives will come to an end.  I honestly can hardly believe I'm typing this all up (and I'm getting a little choked up right now doing so), but for so many reasons, the time is right for us to start something new.  

our weekly grocery haul

our weekly grocery haul

Like most people, we have to buy groceries each week, but I thought it might be interesting if this week we shared our meal plan for the week, everything we bought, and how much it cost.  I can be a pretty nosy Ned, so I find these types of posts on other peoples' blogs particularly interesting, and perhaps someone else will be the same.  

life lately: may to august

life lately: may to august

The past four months, while they may have started out in a fairly ordinary manner, certainly didn't continue that way for long.  In May we carried on teaching at our respective schools but saw classes very rapidly take a more...relaxed turn, shall we say?  In many ways the last two months (ever since returning from Semana Santa/Spring Break) in the middle of April felt kind of like we were on the downhill, especially since just nine days after our 11-day break, we had a four day weekend.  Kids and teachers alike took cues from the weather and started checking out a bit.