Week 6

So it’s been a fun-filled week (and a bit). I am sat waiting to fly back to Sweden so I’m writing this at the tail end of two weekends back in England. Last weekend consisted of a Saturday in Southampton and Portsmouth where my boyfriend got to meet my dad (all good there) and I…

Week 5 – Experience

So exactly a month after I arrived in Malmö, I’m back in England! Long story but basically I thought I had a wedding tomorrow but it’s actually next Saturday so I’ll be in England this weekend and next. Today has been a loooong day – a hectic day of teaching, after school drinks, a quick…

Week 5 – People

So after booking my flights to go home this weekend I discovered that the wedding I was flying back for is actually next weekend… There are two types of friends in my world – friends I would book two flights for and friends I would apologise to profusely because I’m going to miss their wedding…

Week 5 -Academic

So 10 minutes ago I sent off my essay (exactly 8000 words, sent two days before the deadline) and 5 minutes ago I registered to start my dissertation in September…yes that is in two days, yes it is 20,000 words. What can I say, as much as I dislike essay writing I love learning! I…

Week 5 – Health

Marabou bar. Stuffed with Oreo. Family size. In the space of 24 hours. Devoured. (Softened the severity of my actions by adding a cute Snapchat filter.) I massively fell off the health train on Monday. This is clearly why I need to develop self control so I can enjoy chocolate little and often rather than…

Week 5 – Spirit

So Saturday was spent facepainting little faces at the superkids fun day as part of c3 church. It was sunny and beautiful and lots of people (over 1000) wandered over from the park which was amazing! Though to be honest who would say no to free food, facepainting, craft, music and a visit from Spiderman,…

Week 4 – Experience

I think I’ve reached the point where this no longer feels like a holiday and I have to keep mentally pinching myself to believe that I actually live in a different country now. I even got to use some of the 43% fluency I’ve developed in Swedish today at the pub. I ordered water (vatten),…

Week 4 – People

This one has to be a rave about how great all the church people of Malmö have been. I have been such a church hopper during my 3 Sundays here but that’s just because I’ve been made to feel welcome everywhere! I honestly don’t know how people settle into a new country when they only…

Week 4 -Academic

This essay is really challenging me…I’ve always said I’m a numbers person rather than a wordsmith so I’ll focus on the fact that I’m 87.5% of the way through with 9 days to go! I’ve been quite good at just planning lessons during my free periods at school, which is leaving me my evenings to…

Week 4 – Health

I’m currently walking back super sweaty from my first ever zumba class. I was meant to be going with one of the other teachers because the studio is offering free classes all week but there was no space to leave her bike so I went in solo. (I love these leggings so much) I think…

Week 4 – Spirit

On Friday I and about 20 other women from Hillsong Malmö travelled to Copenhagen together to meet with at least 100 more women at the sisterhood conference. I always find it empowering when women come together regardless of the setting but even more so when it is surrounding church. I especially loved it because they…

Week 3 – Experience

So Saturday was kraftskiva! (Crayfish party). There was food, singing and lots of shots (sprite for me). And on Wednesday I finally went to Malmö festival with Jennifer. We had a lot of food, and listened to an amazing gospel choir. And then tonight was a double whammy. Firstly, Hillsong sisterhood in Copenhagen… …then a…