Did you miss me? I did! I have a lot of things to tell you. This year I am spending Christmas in Malaga. I have visited the Christmas markets in the city and I have taken amazing pictures to post on my social networks. My daughters are amazed at all the things I have learned to do on Instagram to make my posts look amazing.
I am really enjoying learning Spanish in Malaga and it shows on my social media. I don’t want to make my friends in Stockholm jealous, but I admit that when Freya – my best friend since university – posted a picture of the snow, I decided to post one of me enjoying the sun and a vermouth on a terrace on Calle Larios*.
I really don’t have time to get bored. With the intensive Spanish course and all the plans I’m making with my colleagues from AIL Malaga and my neighbours the days are flying by. I am also very focused on planning my New Year’s Eve in Malaga.
I am very excited about my New Year’s Eve plans because I am going to have dinner with my friend Macarena and her family. I had thought about bringing a typical Swedish dish, but in the end I think I’m going to prepare a picadillo soup. It’s a very typical dish from Andalusia and I’ve tried it in a restaurant and it’s delicious.
When we finish dinner, we will eat the12 grapes* and welcome the new year.
I will use the first few minutes of 2022 to call my daughters and wish them a happy new year. I am convinced that they will be surprised when I tell them what I had for dinner and tell them about the tradition of grapes in Spain. I hope I don’t get too nostalgic because we are going out to party afterwards.
We will go to a little bar near our house for listen to good music and do karaoke. I think we are also going to play bingo. I will tell you how my New Year’s Eve dinner in Malaga went, but the truth is that I can’t feel more excited.
I hope you liked my plans and I take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year.
¡Hasta la próxima!
*Calle Larios is one of the main streets of Malaga
*When the clock strikes midnight, in Spain it is customary to eat twelve grapes, ens