Hello! I’m Gonzalo Barrigon, a spanish student.
My first two weeks in England I stayed with Jenny and her family: her husband Nick and her son James. They are an amusing family to which you adjusted quickly and easily had confidence with. They liked doing some activities such as walking, either through the countryside or along the cliffs (I had the opportunity to go to Flamborough and enjoy the amazing seaside’s landscape); also listening to local folk music so we went to a festival where I could listen traditional English sounds and I really liked them. Also, they liked having dinner outside and doing barbecues if the weather allowed.
I stayed in a small village called Kirton-In-Lindsey where you can feel the relaxing atmosphere of the countryside and make the most of your studying. If you enjoy doing some sport activities like running, cycling or walking you will be able to do it. Both the bedroom and the bed that were assigned to me were very big, with your own bathroom.
In addition, I visited many places. The city of Lincoln is very close to the village and you can spend, at least, an afternoon visiting its streets, shops and mostly its beautiful cathedral. The same for the town of Beverley which is smaller than Lincoln but has an interesting minster. The first weekend we went to London and we spent the whole day visiting the most important monuments, buildings and areas. Also, we went to the theatre to watch The Lion King musical, which was amazing and I was so delighted. I visited more places such as the mentioned above.
Refering to learning, it was my first time in England, speaking with native people and I improved my skills fast enough. The timetables and lessons are flexible and you may make the most of your speaking, talking with Jenny, who’s a very open and communicative person.
To summarise, I left Jenny’s house with the feeling of having made the most of my stay, improving my english, having fun, visiting many places and enjoying her family.