Hi from the Southern Hemisphere! I left a beautiful autumn coloured London and arrived to the blooming flowers and sunny skies of Santiago last week. Following on from my London Lasts, here are my Chile Firsts:
Looking :: At everything! Difference and change always makes you look a little closer. The different items in the supermarket, the flowers on the trees and the Spanish road signs. Not to mention, looking in the opposite direction when crossing the road. But, who can help but stare when the sky looks this pretty:
Feeling :: The earth sway! Chile has earthquakes all of the time, and of course most of them are very small. Well, small for Chileans who are very used to them but not so small for those of us who aren’t. On my second night there was a tremor at 4am that woke me up and slightly terrified me. It only measured 4 on the richter scale but felt scary all the same!
Eating :: A lot! There have been two family birthdays since we have arrived, meaning two huge cakes and a BBQ, as well as a welcome party for us both! These are sopaipillas (fried pumpkin)!
Sleeping :: After the verrrry long journey and having to wake up at 2am to get my first flight, I arrived feeling exhausted! After two days I was back to normal and with only a 3hr time difference between the UK and Chile, it doesn’t take long to get used to!
Creating :: Wedding things! Carlos and I are getting married in less than seven weeks so we have got to work on all of the things that we were waiting to do once we arrived. I want these decorations to be a surprise for our guests, so stay posted!
Wearing:: Less clothes! Because the sun has been shining and I am so happy I got to skip winter and dive straight into another spring and summer 🙂
What have you been up to?