A Year Has Flown…

Today is an anniversary. Exactly one year ago today was the first day of my sabbatical. On the 19th of January last year I finished work so that I could spend more time with my son.

It is not quite a year since I started this Blog however. Thinking about it, I should probably update the ”About” page on this blog. Maybe that can wait a few days.

Now Dani is settled in school and I realise the clock is ticking. Where the hell did that year go?

I try to keep myself busy but some days I quite enjoy doing absolutely nothing. Today, being a kind of anniversary, is one such day.

When I was working I would finish early on a Friday. Usually about 1pm. I would go and treat myself to a menu del día at a local restaurant and wash it down with vino casera – a mix of red wine and a drink called Gaseosa; a very Spanish refreshment, something between soda and 7Up/lemonade. Thinking about it, gaseosa is probably uniquely Spanish. I have never seen it or tasted it’s like anywhere else. “La Casera” is a particular brand of gaseoa but by far the most well-known (and best) so when you want red wine with gaseosa in Spain you simply say “vino casera”.

I will go there today and enjoy the freedom of not being tied to a job. I know it will not last and I know that I will have to go back to work soon. But for now I will enjoy this little anniversary lunch.

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