It has now come to the last 7 days of my summer holiday before I make my official move to Sheffield. The last week I will be spending with my mum, enjoying what Norway, my home country, has to offer and preparing for university.
Last week, I got my hair cut and coloured, as I know I will not have much time at University to fix or trim it, which is why I went for a shorter haircut than I am used to. I usually get a haircut once a year, as my hair grows fast and I enjoy having my long and natural locks!
Norway is one of my home countries, as I am also from England. I have spent most of my summer in Norway this summer, adjusting to the nordic climate (and the rain!). I am not used to such cold temperatures and wet weather, so this has prepared me a little to my future life in Sheffield.
During my summer holiday this year, I have also practiced and undergone classes for my drivers licence, and tomorrow I have my drivers test. Norway is the strictest country in the world when it comes to taking a drivers licence, with a lot more theory, practice and rules that need to be known compared to other countries. It is therefore a lot more challenging to succeed, but I have practiced a lot and passed my theory, so I feel somewhat ready.
This leads me on to the day trip we went on a few days ago, where I drove to ´Verdens Ende`, translating to The Worlds End. Its name is very fitting as there are only rock faces that lead out to the wide and open ocean, and on the other side, far into the horizon, is Denmark.
The next coming days, I will be preparing myself for my travels and leaving Norway, and preparing for university life. Most of my preparation at the moment has to do with cooking and learning how to make different meals. This has and will really help me in the next coming years, as I feel more confident in knowing that I can actually make dinner for myself with only minor troubles!
I will post more soon, to tell about how my test goes and the final preparations!