Monthly Archives: January 2018

Sour Cream and Snow Angels

I can now officially say I am a Rotary Exchange student. There is now no need to add a ‘will be’ or ‘soon to be’ to the start of the phrase. My location and current place of living is (for the next twelve months) Norway. My 27 hours spent in transit is now over and… Read more »


Let me start off by saying that I didn’t just start packing today despite what the title may suggest. I have been planning and laying out clothes for over a week. Every couple of days I have weighed my suitcase to see how the weight is progressing and I hadn’t been anywhere near the limit… Read more »

The Week Of………..

Today is Monday. I leave on Friday. If I said I wasn’t terrified I would be lying. I’ve always known that going on exchange would mean tackling some of the biggest obstacles I’ve ever been faced with. There is nothing ‘easy’ about leaving everything you know and love for an unknown quantity. Maybe that is… Read more »

One Week To Go…………….

As of today there is officially one week to go before I leave for Norway. These past couple of days have been pretty exciting. Iv’e been into the city 5 times in the last 9 days. I have done the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb and been to a free art exhibition at the Town Hall… Read more »

Less than two weeks…

I can now proudly say I have my suitcase and have done a (basic) pack to check the weight. At this stage it weighs less than 10 kilograms but I’m sure that once I pack properly it will be well over that amount. I have gone into the city a lot in the last week… Read more »