Goodbye Summer, Hello (Uncertain) Autumn

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

Summer is over, but I’m happy to say that it’s been the best of my life for many reasons: it’s my first summer with my boyfriend, I’ve gone travelling, and I’ve achieved one of my goals for this year—which I’m going to talk about later in this post.

Here I want to share with you what I’ve been up to this lovely summer of mine.

Intrepid Travellers

On our holidays in August, David and I took a trip across Catalonia in his van. We visited the province of Girona, my beloved homeland. It was the first time that David had visited all those towns and villages, so I served as a tour guide for a few days—and I think I didn’t do it so badly…


They were eight fantastic days living as a couple, sleeping in the van and washing ourselves up in the lakes we visited, since we had no shower!

I’ve created Catalonia in a van, a new series of posts with all the details behind our trip. You can now read the first post, in which I talk about our first stop at the Sau reservoir.

There’s more…

I have some excellent news.

Last June, I took the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) exam, a proof that your language ability in English is at level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

For a couple of months, I really applied myself to study and—you know what?—I finally passed!

Certificate in Advanced English.
Certificate in Advanced English.

Now that I’ve got my certificate, it’s my intention to write a post on how to pass the CAE exam successfully in order to help other English-language learners.

Back to the routine

To be honest, I was dying to start another school year: the smell of new books, fun printable worksheets for my pupils, a brand new diary… They always make me feel like I’m a child again!

The negative side of starting a new school year is that I’m up to my eyes in work these days, but this means new challenges, which are always welcome!

A final note

The fishing port in Vilanova i la Geltrú.

I’m thinking of making changes to my blog, but first I’d like to know your opinion… Is there anything you’d like me to write about? Any ideas?

Thank you very much for your support. See you in my next post!