Went skiing with Rotary today

So today I went skiing with rotary at Ellivuori ski resort 2 hours north of Finland. It was for only my rotary district, so I got to meet all of the Exchange students in my area. I spent most of the day skiing with a Dutch exchange student called Thor and a German Exchange student… Read more »

Went for a walk on a river

Today I went for a walk on top of the lovely frozen River Aura. It was very surreal to walk on top of the water for a change. In some spots it was so clear that you could see straight through. This river runs straight past my school and is constantly a feature of my… Read more »

First week with the host Family

   My first week with my host family was mainly about settling in. Because I didn’t have to go to school due to test week, I didn’t have much to do, and because my host brother was going to school, my host sister was going to university, and both of my host parents were working… Read more »

My first week in Finland

My first week in Finland has been crazy. After a 31 hour flight from Sydney with two stops along the way, in Dubai and Heathrow, we finally arrived, and got straight into the action. We went straight to our first accommodation, which was an old school house, that was converted into a hostel, on an… Read more »

Trip to Brushgrove

This week I went on a trip to see my grandparents at Brushgrove near Grafton. We went to the beach, flew my drone, saw some frogs and ate delicious food

Walking the dog

So this is my first blog post in hopefully a long line of blog posts. I have been thinking of things to take to Finland with me and i have come up with this so far. Yesterday I walked the dog to a place with trees that had lots of big gum nuts. We are… Read more »