Wednesday, June 22, 2011


My last rotary meeting is in a week, I will be showing pictures and telling my club about my year, all in swedish! TAGGAR!
I am also going to Eskilstuna for Midsummers, I will leave on thursday morning and come home sunday.
That means I only have about 4 days left in Ystad before I go on euro tour (June 30th)
I can't wait for eurotour, but at the same time I am really upset about leaving, as I only have 2 days in sweden after eurotour before I go home.
I've been busy busy busy, seeing as time is running out. I've packed now, but I will need to re arrange some stuff before and after eurotour. It's hard to pack up your life yet again :s it's to heavy.
well that's all for now! I have to go back and work on my presentation!

Vi ses, pussar! <3

Friday, June 17, 2011

Sommar tiden!

Summer vacation has offically been underway for a week now. Boy do I love it. I have a pool at this host family, and have been enjoying it almost everyday. My tan is definetly back (YES!) and summer is in the air. We had some reallly nice weather, then it got a little cloudy and rainy, then back to REALLY HOT out! It rained yesterday (night) but I hope that the sun comes back soon. I want to go to the beach!
Though last week I did go to the beach, where I watched some volleyball. The school had a volleyball tournament and each class could make a team. My class doesn't like sports :( so we had no team. But I met with Sofia and Leo and we went and watching, as Philip had a team, along with some other friends of mine. So we spent all day watching, and it was good. The one team had some really good friends of mine, and they ended up winning the tournament. Afterwards we decided to go take a bath in the ocean! When we walked out onto the dock I somewhat changed my mind about swimming.. the wind was cold. But Leo decided differently and pushed me off the dock and into the water. It wasn't as cold as all the guys were making it out to be.. wusses.

That's just a little stupid story of mine.

Me and my host sister, Sophie, planking by the beach one evening.

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Yesterday was the Swedish Studenetn (graduation)
I started this day at about 9am, as I was woken up by the students driving through the streets, singing, screaming, blowing whistles, and honking car horns. It's tradtion in sweden, that when you graduate, you start off your "studenten dag" early in the morning with a champagne breakfast. Literally, you drink champagne.
The main part of the day is spent driving around streets, drinking, and just enjoying the day. At one point in the day, they gather with their class in the school, and come running through the front doors, that are only opened once a year, just for this. They run through the doors, they sing a song, they blow their whistles and noise makers, it's so exciting! After they search through the crowds for their parents, but this is made easier by the fact that their parents carry large signs, with a picture of their child when they were young, along with their name and class. Once they find their family, the student gets flowers, stuffed animals, and mini champagne bottles hung around their neck. Pictures and pictures later, they gather with their class once more and climb into a big truck, and blast some music, drink some more, sing, dance, and celebrate. They drive up and down the streets for a large period of time, it is just so happy and exciting.
After this, there are studentfests. Oh and there are so many of them. I ended up going to 4 in total with Philip and his family (his parents and his sister who came home for studenten from Paris). We started at about 5pm, and me and Philip went to his neighbours house, Amelie. I also actually knew her aswell, I had met her back in August as she is a friend of my old host sister, Sara. We enjoyed a delicious meal there (catered hollyyy)and visited for just over an hour. Then back to his house, where we met the rest of his family and drove to a town named Abbekås, where his mom grew up. His cousin graduated from her school in Malmo, so we joined many of his relatives in yet another student fest. It's very interesting to meet older swedish people, and answer their many questions about canada. This party ended after the funniest comment I've ever gotten from an adult. As we said goodbye, his uncle (who was quite intoxicated believe me) grasps my hand and wishs me "a very good night with Philip". I think that my cheeks were on fire.
After this party, we drove back to Ystad and to a new party, the students name was Louise. Now I somewhat know Louise, I am good friends with her boyfriend Viktor. This party was nice because many of my friends were there, including my best friend, Leo, the italian exchange student. I also met some of my first host family's friends, and had stopped to speak with them when we first got there. We stayed there for a bit, but not the whole night, we still had one more party to attend. This one was of Philip's mom's best friends daughter, Angelica. We were greeted by her father, and as Philip said that we were going to go around and say hello to the others, we were not allowed to do so without a drink. Some frozen mojitos in our hands, we once more toured around and said hello, many of these people this time knew who I was, or rather have heard of me.

After a night full of handshakes, introductions, funny grandparents, I can call that one of the best nights I've had! The swedish graduation is possibly the coolest thing I have seen yet. Next year, I am going to bring these tradtions to Canada so watch out!

This is the parallell class to mine.

Friday, June 10, 2011


Idag det är studenten! Grattis till alla min 3år kompisar! Ha det så bra ikväll på öja! Önskar det jag kunde gå med! Men det ska vara kul! VARFÖR ÄR JAG INTE ARTON?!?!

tjugo dagar lämnade...

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My swedish sisters are home for the week <3 I love having them home! We've gone out shopping, have taken fikas, thursday we are going to go to the beach :) Since both have been on an exchange they get me well :)
It's lovely having a full house!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Yayyyy Rotex Roundups..

Alright... one more rotex roundup to write... 6 days to do it. GO!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

These are some of my friends. We are at Josse's 18th birthday!