Leeds, 2011: why I don't want to leave

Leeds, 2011: why I don't want to leave Leeds city square by MGSpiller

This article was written by Sara Marchesini, published on 10th December 2011 and has been read 25386 times.

Here I am, starting packing in order to fly back to Italy for my Christmas holidays. Yep, semester 1 is over yet and it happened so quickly, too quickly for me! It seems it was only a couple of weeks ago when I first arrived, started to settle in and make some friends (and such friends!), but it was not.

I have changed and learnt a lot, and not just as far as uni is concerned...

I learnt how to share exactly the same experience I was having with my crew, as I had never done before...

I also learnt how to understand people who have different habits and needs...

I learnt how to have fun and to hang around all the time even without a particular reason...

Now I know how to cook basic Italian food (love preparing piadinas and tiramisù!), how to sew my four-pound brandly new pink bag...

I found out I had a failed twin sister somewhere, a fellow conspirator-colloc and a couple of poules françaises as well...

As usual, I fell in love and I got pissed off quite often... but I still don't know when I recover more easily, if with "love" or with "anger"...

And even if sometimes I can't open the bottle of water on my own (!), I know there is always someone willing to help me...

And last but not least, now I know who my real Italian friends are: on one hand, time recovered bad situations and injuries, and on the other, distance strengthened our friendship even more...

GUYS, THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you and your families!!! :)

Lots of love xxx

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