It's been a funny week and I'm not sure where my head's been at. Work has been quiet and not so quiet at the same time and I feel like I have too much on my mind these days. I'm going back to New York in a couple of weeks time and all I want now is to just fast forward until then. Tomorrow I am off to London - home for the weekend and it's the only thing that's really been keeping me going. I've had to have a couple of pep talks today alone from Suk and then on the phone with Paula and ohmygod I just really can't wait to be home.
I can’t remember if I ever wrote about Gosia moving to a village near Miño so by the way, Gosia has moved to a village near Miño! It’s already been a couple of months ago now and it’s around 25 minutes from Coruña but it’s in such a cute village and it’s so nice to be outside of the city noise. It makes for a little less spontaneity and a little more planning for the weekends but it’s not much of a difference for me as a girl who makes plans to make plans! And it is for sure, a million percent worth the extra travel time as well because the house is a DREAM. Like a real this-should-be-in-Grand-Designs-kind of dream because for all of the open plan space (upstairs and downstairs) and open stone walls and the terrace and the garden and the kitchen island (!!) it’s only a tiny bit more than what I pay for my apartment and it’s probably more than double the size.Read More
There was a girl from work that I recognised on the bus we took to the airport on Friday and I saw her again on the plane. She asked if I wanted to swap seats with her because she was next to Shannon and she could see that we were flying together. I thanked her and when we landed said goodbye and that was pretty much it. I didn't know her name or what she did and I thought maybe she wasn't from work and I just knew her face from somewhere.. So on our last day we went to the Plaza de España and I went on to find Coruña on the building front and standing next to the little sign next to Coruña's alcove, there was the girl from the plane!! And so I introduced myself (like a weirdo) and learned that her name was Christy and yes, of course she was from work (small world) and a Product Manager for ZARA Kids. We bonded over the fact that we're both Hong Kong Chinese (!) and then about our shitty phones as we tried to take one another's tourist photo on the Coruña bench. We made plans to meet later at the airport again - obviously flying back on the same flight (really small world) - and carried on our separate ways. It's funny how coincidental things find themselves.Read More