Time again

I am waiting for my train. I got twentie minutes before it leaves propably at least ten until it arrives. There are two girls, maybe in their early teens, sitting next to me discussing their blogs so I thought – hey maybe I should blogg some.
So well my day has so far pretty much been wake up and go to school. I learned about epiphiliacells and skin today (yeah :p). This morning I actually ate breakfast at home but got so hungry that I bought a second breakfast in the station.
I think I’m just gonna listen a little bit more to those two maybe at most 13 year olds about if they blogged today.
See ya soon!

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One who waits for something good…

Tomorrow my friends Linda, Jonas and I will go on a shoppingtripp to one of my favorite stores in the whole wide world – Gekås Ullared! It is extremly big and they sell everything from nailclippers to butter. It is of course a plus that things are cheap there, too, but most of all it is the experience I am looking forward to.
So they say if you wait for something good you can’t wait too long – I feel like the last year has been far too long!! :D

Snow

Yesterday snow finally fall in the town where I live, and everybody got exited about it.

It’s kind of funny how a so simple thing like frozen water can get people all happy and exited.

I don’t know, but when I see the world covered in snow, everything seems so peaceful and quiete and I can’t help this smile getting on to my face.

Furthermore we have a family tradition, that on the 6th of December, Sant Nikolaus comes to the homes at night, and if you were a nice child and did clean your shoes you will get sweets and maybe a little present into your shoes.

Living as far away from home as I do right now, I did not expect him to come. But to my surprise, when I got up this morning, I found something in my shoes anyway.

I can say that the snow in combination with this unexpected present really put a bright smile on my face, and I haven’t lost that smile, that I walked to school with, yet.

I hope you all have a nice day, and find many reasons to smile today. =)

Young in Action

…everything can break, but a heart can break into a thousand pieces. If you say you are my friend, then surely it is true.

The last ten days I have participated in a ”Youth in Action” exchange program that should help improving the cooperation between different countries in the EU.

The countries that took part were Sweden, Greece, Portugal, Italy, Hungary and Slovenia.

The place where the exchange took place is called Rogla and it’s a skiing place in Slovenia.

Now I am on my way back home again and the lyrics of the song in the title could not be more suitable.

I am sitting on the plane that is going to bring me back home, and sure I can look down at the clouds and see that the sky over them is blue even though from the earth it looked like the sky was really grey. What it actually means is of course metaphoric and means that there always is a light at the end of the tunnel, but that you of course can stop believing in that light when you don’t see it. And right now, that really is true for me, because it just feels heavy to get home.

And of course you will (hopefully) keep contact with people. But that really is not the same thing, and it’s never going to be again.

Many of the persons that you met you might never meet again, and that does hurt – it feels like there is someone standing and making my heart smaller or if their were little animals eating holes in it.

I mean of course it seems a bit ridiculous if you think about that you just know them for about one week, but it is surprising how strong feelings can get even under that short period of time.

This morning, at 4 o clock the Italians did leave and there was just one person in the group I am really going to miss, so I did not cry then. Even when we left together with the portuguese and a few of the greeks and said good-bye to every one that was left I felt ok. When I did say good-bye to the nice greeks, I still felt ok – maybe because it all felt really unreal.

But when we had to say good-bye to the portuguese to get on our plane it felt like my feet did not want to move ever again. I started crying and there were others getting tears in their eyes, too. It felt unreal but at the same time so really painfully.

They have been my favorite group, but of course I liked the other groups at well; we had real fun together.

When did take of my pullover a moment ago, I did see the ”autograph” that one of the portuguese wrote on my arm and I had to cry again.

Ok, I am very sentimental. But I think it is good to express your feelings.

Now I am going to try to sleep a while and try not to think about if I will ever see my new friends again.

Back again…

I am sorry I haven’t written anything on my blog since Christmas. I just finished my second high school year and it felt like time just flew away and suddenly here I am, and just have one year of school left. I can not even try to explain how that feels. I mean school is like everything I have ever known since I was six years old and suddenly that just will go away? It’s kind of freaking me out, so I try not to think about it (or at least not for now) and instead enjoy the schooltime I have left (which for this term only is one week). Well I just wanted to update you and I promise I will post more often now. Every post might not be that serious but I hope you enjoy all of them =)

Christmas

… and in my family it was even about improvising this year.

This year we did get a real christmas tree, and do not use the one of plastic (at least not only that one). But when we had bought our tree, a huge problem came up. Because we had no christmas tree for so many years, we had no idea how we should set it up, so that it won’t fall or something like that. Well, we did not have any of these christmastreethings were you just place the tree in and then it stands save, steady and perfectly straight. So what did we do? I suggested we should search on the Internet after a solution for our problem, and it did not take long before I (with a little help of my sister) found what I had searched. For placing the christmas tree we needed a crate of beer. That was all. But no one in my family drinks beer, so we went to the store and bought a crate without the beer ( which was quite funny, because the ones that were in the line before us, only bought beer without the crate.). When we came home, we placed the tree in the crate, filled the rest with paper, stones and bottles with lemonade (to make the tree stand steady), wrapped aluminium foil around it to make it look nicer and in the end we placed on the little chair it was supposed to stand on to make it look nicer, and wrapped aluminium foil around the chair, too.

In the picture you can see the resulte, which I am personally impressed of. By the way it were my sister and I who decorated the tree, but my mother who chose the decorations.

When the tree was set up, and looked really beautiful, my sister wanted to set up the crib.  After searching through all boxes with christmas stuff, we found that the Mary, Joseph and Jesus were missing. And once again we improvised, or to be honest it was my sister who got creative. She built her own characters from modeling clay, and you can see that they are really pretty.

So now we are going to make the last things ready for to night, finish the last presents or maybe we will bake or something, before we go to chirch tonight, together with my grandmother.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Ice everywhere

In the town where I live there is snow and ice everywhere! I like snow, but it is annoying when you can not go anywhere without being extremely careful where you put your feet, because otherwise you will find your self laying on your back in the snow immediately. When I went to school in the morning, I did not only feel the snow under my feet, but even did hear the sound of the ice crashing under my shoes. And that is the dangerous thing: the snow falls so fast, that it lays down on the frozen snow, that turns into ice. You think that you can go safe there the snow is laying but in reality you can not see where it is safe to go, because the ice is hiding under the layer of snow.

I do not hazard to take the bicycle to school in this weather and you can not imagine how irritating it is that all of the buses are late all the time. Although I know that it is not there fault and I think it is better that they drive safe and come late than that they drive in normal speed and crash, it is really unpleasant to stand in the cold and wait. But at least the buses do come eventually.

Went to school

When I went to school yesterday, like almost every morning I was taking my bicycle, it was snowing. But the snowflakes were so little that it was hard to see them. If there had not been snow on the road and fields you maybe would not have noticed that it snowed at all. It seemed like it snowed one snowflake per minute or something, and you had to try really hard to see them, especially because I was bicycling. Only when one of the rare flakes touched my face I really could feel that it was snowing. I love the smell of snow, although some people say that snow does not smell. But in my opinion you can smell snow.

On one of the fields there was a lot of water the other day, and because it was so cold yesterday night it froze, so that you technically could ice skate on it. I did not try it, but I am sure that it would work. I love ice skating, so maybe that is the reason why I thought in that way immediately. Or maybe it is just because it was so perfect for ice skating. My friend that takes the bicycle the same way I do, told me when I asked her that she did not even see the field with the ice on it. One reason could be that she is bicycling two times faster than I do. I like to take it really slow when I bicycle in the morning, because you experience everything different. You see the kittens from one farm on the way, playing in  the ditch and the bird of prey in the sky.

The wonders of nature amaze me every day.

Happy feet

Have you ever watched the movie Happy feet?

Well if you don’t than you can surely find a description of the film on the Internet. Theoretically it is a film for children, and I think many people think that the statement of the film is to tell children ( and their parents, too) that it is okay to be different from the others and that no one ever should bring you down because of who you are.

But I am really sure there is a second statement placed in the film, that is for us, who have grown out of childhood. The penguins in the film are near to starve because someone or something steels there fish. They have no explanation for that, they are after all, only penguins. But the fact is that humans, we, steel there fish and would make them starve to death, if Mumble, the main character in the film would not rescue them, and make the humans stop fishing. But in real life there are no penguins, who tell us to stop fishing, because they will starve. In real life we often do not think about where our food comes from before we put it in our mouths. In real life we destroy our world by for example fishing the fish that animals like  penguins or dolphins need to survive. Many people may think that they do not care if the dolphins or the penguins do die. But in the end, it affects every single person on this planet. Between three and 130 species die out for ever EVERY DAY! Can you imagine that? I mean you can say: What do I care if some species of frogs die out in the rain forest? But these frogs were more than just frogs. They were a part of the circle of life and if we keep on pulling things out of this circle, one day it is going to crush down. And that day, we will all wish that we would have taken better care of our world.