On the final day of Autumn term I got a flight out to Seville to visit Beth, one of my very old friends from school to celebrate her 21st, as she now lives in Seville, for her year abroad as part of her degree – yep, she chose well.
I’d rather document the weekend in photos as I took like 3,000 of them. Yep, editing through that was fun.
So after arriving, we napped a lot as early flights are fun while you prep for them but after just exhausting, but pre-nap we also had some amazing Spanish wine and tapas style lunch. Which is probably why we napped so well. The food all weekend was insane, and I regret none of it. We napped at our v cute Air BnB with the most organised landlord ever, who gave a good 30 min introduction to the city, knowing full well Beth had lived here for three months.
We went for post nap dinner – you see the pattern here, eat, drink, nap – and then we went to see all the Christmas lights around the city.
I completely forgot there would be any kind of Christmasy vibe to the city, as it was still like 15 degrees albeit a chilly 15 degrees, and it just made me v v happy. Or maybe that was the fab friends, or the wine, or all, who knows.
We spent Saturday, which was the final day of Beth being a child, rowing boats at the Plaza de Espana, and riding a six person bike. It was hilarious.
PS the plaza is a casual 4 mins from Beth’s house, where she lives this year for her year abroad, as if right???
First of all we went to the Cathedral though and walked up the ramps to the top of the Giralda tower.
Then we proceeded to row in the most fairytale setting ever, but somehow it quickly became a nightmare. Nat killed a fish, Mary could row, Nad and I it turns out took slightly longer to learn how to row, and Beth and Kane well just had a good time. We ruined the same couple’s date multiple times, they’d be taking photos and we’d be glided over to smash into their boat, once we’d actually moved away from the side. Again.
Then we attempted to cycle round the park on a six person bike. Summed up I’d say:
Dreamy. Then obvs we went out out to celebrate the birthday princess, then walked home from the club which took 45 minutes in the freezing cold. Oops.
But we live on ey? Then went out for fab food, and a day of activities and a disco themed party for B’s actual birthday. We went onto this giant mushroom, that was made to give shade to the city… even though it has massive holes in it like a waffle, but that was cool. And we had mojitos on the mushroom and saw a rocket ship, once in a life time experiences ey.
Then on the final day we gave in to our natural rowing abilities and rowed around the plaza again, to much more success and less fish deaths than the first attempt. Improvement.
It was like being in some heart-warming Christmas movie flying out from a snowy Heathrow airport to visit an old friend for her 21st in Seville. I loved every single second of it.