The most important exams in my life (to date) are in two weeks time and all I can think of is when can I quit being a student and start my life properly. I guess life works like that a lot of the time. Everybody (and by everybody I mean me) is waiting for something constantly.
Two weekends ago my parents and uncle came for a short visit to Edinburgh. We walked around New Town, went for the best Italian in the city (it's Nona's Kitchen) and visited Roslin and South Queensferry. 3 days filled with laughter, long walks and good coffee. My dad makes awesome coffee. Even when he's reading a paper, when asked to make me a coffee he will do it right that minute. With latte art and all. As we said goodbye at Edinburgh airport, I couldn't wait until I see them again.
Then I got sick, my body telling me to stop and breathe, as it usually does. 3 packets of oat and raisin cookies plus orange juice (and a visit to my GP) later I am going back to classes tomorrow.
We started a book club with my friend Kristina and a bunch of her friends from uni. Since they're all studying Spanish literature we chose Allende's book for our pilot meeting. It lasted 7 hours and was the best thing that happened this year.
February will be a good month. My sister is coming to visit us for a week and we're all going to Bastille concert (!). I'm also teaching J how to make bread and curry, the two things that make winter more bearable.
Here are some pictures from our January, from Garwolin (my hometown), Edinburgh, Roslin and South Queensferry.
PS. Most of those pictures were taken by J.