Saturday 20/8: Arrived in Don Valley. Unpacked my stuff, had dinner and then went to bed.
Sunday 21/8: Woke up after almost 12h of sleep. Meet Shay and April who live next door. We played hide and seek and built a cubby (Shay and April are 6 and 4 y/o btw).
Monday 22/8: Went to school to pick out my subjects. Ended up choosing English, PE, art, music, psychology and math (don't ask me why). I even managed to buy 4 school uniform shirts for only 20 bucks. That including a sweater, woolen jumper and two brand new t-shirts. After my little visit to school I went with Marcia (my host mom) to work. She works in a cute little town called Healesville. In Healesville I decided to go for a walk around town. After that I sat down in a small café and had a smoothie,. Got some wifi and Facetimed with my friend Klara.
Tuesday 23/8: I was supposed to start school today, Turns out it was curriculum day which means you're free from school. So I slept in and then Marcia and I went to Lilydale to shop for a pair of pants for my school uniform.
Wednesday 24/8: This was my first day of school. I thought I would be nervous but the truth is I actually wasn't for some reason. I guess it just felt right. Anyway I got picked up by the school bus which was kinda new and exciting. Arrived at school 10min later. Meet with Miss Feagan who showed me around a bit and introduced me to a group of girls who were standing by the lockers. And I am now happy to call all of them my friends. Right from the start they were there to show me to my classes and they made me feel really welcome. My classes where good but I literally didn't do any work for the entire first day. The others had already started with stuff so I just procrastinated the whole day away. PS. I want to give a special shout out to Caitlyn and Alycia for helping me open my combination locker every time for 2 days straight haha.
Thursday 25/8: Went to school. In the evening Marcia and I had pizza at Dom's (host dad) brothers bar. After that Marcia, Andi (host sister) and I went to the movies (or the pictures as they call it here). We watched Bad moms, and it was fucking hilarious. Laughed so hard I couldn't breathe! 10 outta 10 koalas!!
Friday 26/8: After school today we went into the city to watch Melbourne Storms (rugby team) play. It was an awesome experience since I've never watched rugby in a stadium before. But the rugby wasn't that good they lost against Brissy.
Saturday 27/8: Today I went with Dom to Mount Evelyn to watch the team he coaches in footy play. But I also watched netball. There would be games playing the entire day. But it was freezing! So after a few hours I decided to go explore. Ended up walking approximately 7km around the mountain. Went into town and then kept walking. Saw a lot of country side and some alpacas and kangaroos😍 Before I headed back I sat down at a café and had a veggie smoothie. It was pretty gross tbh.
Sunday 28/8: Slept in and then I mowed the lawn on one of those awesome lawn mowers that you sit on. After that I finally got to chop some wood which I had weirdly been super excited for 😂
I know another week has passed, but this week I didn't do much. I went to school of course. Apart from that I have just FaceTimed with some friends from Sweden, done a little homework and signed up for the local gym. Though today I actually did go into the city with my friend Tilde from the Sydney camp. But I will tell you about the city visit in a separate post.