Time is really flying, I can't believe it is already May, and this is the month I am leaving Australia :( Today it is Thursday and today was the last day of school for this week because we have study day tomorrow. But instead of studying, I will go with my host sister and two friends to Melbourne early in the morning. Heaps of people have been talking about a place called Bounce so we decided we wanna check the place out before I'm leaving. This week has been soooo long even though it was only four days, probably because I've had three SACs (tests) in maths. Maths here is pretty frustrating because they care about the smallest details that Swedish school would not spend time on, but I must say it is nice to study maths here because it is fairly easy :)
I'm so looking forward to this weekend and next week, it's gonna be super busy! On saturday we might be going to the Great Ocean Road with the host family since I haven't done it properly yet. Then on Saturday I'm going with my school friend Keele to Melbourne to watch a footy game in AFL. Next week I will only be in school on Monday, because on Tuesday I'm going with a year 11 PE class to Melbourne to go ice skating, have a tour in Etihad Stadium (where the foot game will be on Sunday) and also do the Melbourne Star. Im actually in year 12 and I am not doing PE, but since I know many of the outdoor/PE/health teachers they invite me to their excursions so that I get to experience more of Australia. And on Wednesday the Outdoor Ed camp starts so we're taking off early to go with bus to the Grampians. I'll tell you guys more about the camp when I come home, but just so you know I won't have any phone and cannot be contacted 10-12th of May. And it doesn't end there. The day after camp, me and Lollo (the girl I did the road trip with) will go to Anna, who lives in Bendigo, over the weekend for the Bendigo food festival. Next sunday is Eurovision song contest so we will definitely watch that and educate our aussie families and friends!! Some people watch it over here, but it is nowhere near as common as in Sweden. I'm truly looking forward to all this and I can't wait to start all of this fun.
Btw, yesterday was our first proper touch footy practice and I can proudly say that I am starting to understand how the game works now. We have played two games prior to this, and it has been fun to try and I believe I can enjoy the game in the future when I understand I a bit more. There are two games to go so there is time to improve :)
Good night all Aussies and Swedes!! xx
Photos from the last weeks…
We have celebrated Easter in a beach house in Seaspray
Aussies trying Swedish foods, and a normal studying day at home
Walking to school
I went to Sovereign Hill here in Ballarat (the place Ballarat is known for) and went gold panning, learned about the gold rush in Victoria and got to hold a gold block worth 170 000 Australian dollars (1 200 000 sek).
Eureka Skydeck with Kat - the highest tower in the southern hemisphere
State finals in Melbourne for us three in the photo
Im collecting stickers for every place I go to here in Australia and I am planning on sticking them to the suitcase I came here with. Now I only miss Sydney, Canberra and Great Ocean Road stickers...