Long time, no see

Wow, more than a month since my last post. That's a bit embarrassing. Well, I might as well tell you what has happened since last, not that it is much.

At the moment we have mid-term. Mum came over to visit me and we had a lovely time. We went shopping, a bit sightseeing on the seafront and ate a lot of good food.  



2 weekends ago we went to bonfire night in Hailsham. There was a parade and everything ended with a beautiful firework. It was a really nice evening out with friends and fun.

Kyle, Joe, Ryan, Faysul, Sean, Annie, Nadia, Alice and me. 

Kyle, Siri, Joe and me. 

Other than that not much has happened since last. We go to school everyday and go out with friends every now and then. Go to town, be with Tyler, watch movies and Grey's Anatomy, chill with the cats, eat food and just enjoy every single day. 


 Photobooth in school with Kyle, Siri, Ben and Alice. 

Dinner at the Harvester with Signe, Alice, Joe, Siri, Kyle and Sean in the beginning of October. 

Siri ♥

Today I'm gonna do some homework and probably just lay in bed since I've got a cold. Paracetamol, lemzip, tissues and nosespray are my best friends these days, so hopefully it will be gone before school starts on Monday. 







 

One month

I can't believe I've already been here for a month. It feels like ages ago when dad dropped me off at the airport. Feels like I've known Alice, Sean and Siri for my entire life. I feel so comfortable around these people and right now it seems like I could live here forever. I love walking to the bus-stop in the morning, seeing all the squirrels, sometimes a rabbit and just feeling the morning peace. I love living so close to everything, to every bus-stop, to the park, to the train-station, to my friends. I really enjoy coming home everyday and eating dinner with 6 other people around the table. I love movie nights with tea and scones. I feel comfortable here. It's my English home. 



But again, you see those little differences and sometimes you just miss home. You miss knowing everything and everyone around you. You miss understanding every word and every sentence. You miss knowing how the Tv works and where the best walks are. I miss having control, because sometimes I feel like there is no control over what I am doing here. I loose control and I need to sit down for a moment. Alone. I never imagined being so happy here, but I never imagined I would miss those small things that happens at home everyday either. 

I am so grateful that I have this opportunity. I feel so lucky to be around the people I am right now, I am so lucky to know so many amazing students, both foreign and local. I really appreciate being here - 

S t r i k e

So last night we went bowling and laser questing! It was so fun to be surrounded by friends, both EF's and our new friends from school! Most of my pictures were really blurry, something has happened to my camera, but I got a few good shots.
















Emily, Laura, Josefine, Ryan, Alice, me, Sean, Faysul, Tyler, Signe, Yosh, Ben, Siri, Kyle, Rasan and Zoe. 

After the bowling I went with Ben, Tyler, Alice and Kyle to eat pizza and just hang for a bit before we had to go home. Great night!

Emily Bach

update time

Long time, no see!!

So much has happened the last two weeks, I don't really know where to begin!!


I think this is the Saturday before school started. I was on the beach with Alice, Siri and Josephine. We had bought cupcakes and macaroons and just talked for a couple of hours. 

Then we started school Monday 8th of September. My subjects are now drama, law, sociology, maths and English. The last two subjects every EF-student has to take, but the 3 first I've chosen myself. I'm really happy with my subjects and I think it will be a really good year. 



Last Sunday there was a festival in town, so me, Alice, Altea and Josephine went there just to see what it was. It was a bit boring, not really my type of festival, with too loud rock-music and way too many people walking around in pirate costumes. But it was alright, and at least we did something that day. 

I haven't really brought my camera around the last week, but I thought maybe I could show you some pictures from my phone instead.

// 1.Me and Alice // 2. Beautiful Glynde Avenue, such a lovely street // 3. The beach // 4. Mia, one of the dogs. She's so cute and happy all the time // 5. Sean, Siri and me in town // Me and Siri on the bus last week //


// 1. Me, Alice and Sean bowling last Friday // 2.Altea, me, Alice and Josephine on the festival // 3. Me and Tyler // 4. Waiting for the bus, they are always late.... // 
5. Dange having a moment loving me // 6. THIS IS SO COOL, there was a lightning storm on Friday, no thunder, no sound, just the lightning. It was so cool and amazing to see!! Not a really good picture, but I have it on film if anyone would like to see it!

Today I've got so much homework to do, 3 essays for law, a story to write in drama and half a booklet to finish in sociology, so it will be a busy day/week. I know that I won't be doing everything today, luckily most of it due in the end of the week. Tonight a group of people are going bowling, I will bring my camera so I have something interesting to tell you the coming week!






 

The Trio in Brighton

Hey! The last couple of days I've only had time to kill, so nothing special has happend. On Wednesday though all the students went to the school to pick our subjects and get some information. My subjects for now is history, law, sociology and drama. We also have to have math and english, and if I'm lucky we might have spanish as well so I don't have to take my exams at home. The school is huge, so the first couple of days might be a bit confusing for everyone, but we'll figure it out. We start on Monday and I'm actually really excited. 

Today I went to Brighton with Sean and Siri. We did some shopping and ate on this fancy café were you could take cooking classes and it was inspired by Jamie Oliver(or something like that). The weather was just all grey, but not cold or rainy. We stayed in most of the day though in Churchill Shoppingcenter. Wow, I already love it. It has shops like Hollister, Zara, Pull&Bear, Berhska, Urban Outfitters and Aldo. I ended up with a new pair of Converse and a really soft  hoodie from Hollister. 


Sean and Siri on the beach



My toast - so yummy!!!








I just had to post this picture of me and Sean! We were on the train and Siri was exploring my camera and took this. It's just so funny, our faces are ridiculous!!

Now it's almost time for dinner and then I guess me and Alice are watching another movie, maybe go to Tesco and get some sweets - hope you're all good at home!!




 

02.09.2014

Hello! This day is so chill. Me and Alice have done nothing except we went to Hampden Park for an hour. It's such a  beautiful park with this little pond filled with ducks, swans, seagels and goose. We also went to Tesco to buy some stuff that we needed and went to a little library, just to check it out. These days have been very lazy, mostly because both of us are so tired all the time. It's hard to turn your mind around, everything is new and you start to notice the difference between here and back home. But Diane has told us to just relax before school starts and if we are tired we can just go upstairs to sleep. 

I brought my camera to the park, just to show you my surroundings. Alice and I figured that we needed our own little place in the park, so that was the goal of today. We found one, under a big tree. The entire park is fillled with birds and squirrels, so we really enjoyed it there. 










Favorite chocolate ♥♥♥




It's so beautiful here!! 

Now I'm gonna skype with Sunniva, and then we will see that else we will do today!

Emily Bach♥

New clothes

Today me and Alice went into town for the first time! We took the bus with another girl living in our house, Chi, and she showed us the bus-stop, where to get off and where to get back on again. I did a little(a lot) shopping and we also bought hangers and a bag to put our laundery in. It seemed like most of the exchangestudents were shopping today, because at the end of the day most of us sat in the Arndale shoppingcenter and chatted. We had arranged to meet up with Sean and Siri, so it has been the four of us together all day. Sean showed us the train on our way home and we live so close to both the bus-stop and the trainstation. There will probably be a lot of traintrips to both London and Brighton through the year. And since I forgot my camera, I don't have any pictures from today. But I took pictures of what I bought instead. It's good to have some new clothes when school starts. 


Nice foot....


Cardigan from New Look ~ Tanktop from Topshop


Cardigan from Primark ~ Tanktop from Topshop


New Look


Topshop


Finally found the perfect black pumps!!!! They are from New Look


Jeans from River Island - feels just like Dr.Denim!!



Ripped jeans from Topshop


Tonight we're just gonna relax with dinner and maybe a movie. Only our hostbrother Stephen is home with all the hostdaughters, so it will be nice to get to know him better. 

Talk to you tomorrow -
Emily Bach♥ 

Perfection

Everything is so perfect right now! The last couple of days we've been to camp, which was awesome. I met a lot of people that I'm going to go to school with and I met Alice(my hostsister) for the first time. There was some activities and we went to the city of Winchester and just got mentally ready for meeting our host families. 

Yesterday we travelled by bus to Eastbourne and was picked up by our families. It was lovely to meet Diane and Liam for the first time. They have been so nice and both me and Alice feel like we fit in already! We are sharing a room, and it is just so nice here. I took some pictures of our room this morning so you can see it







We're in the Marilyn-room, so if we go to Madam Tussauds we have to take a picture with her and put it on the wall!
 

 Today we are going over to some friends of Diane and Liams and later we will have a BBQ with 10 german girls that is on language school (one of them lives in our house, her name is Runa and she seems really nice). 

So now you know that I'm alive and I'm having a great time. There will be more interesting posts later, but I just have to settle down and get in rutine first. Hope you're all fine wherever you are :)

Emily Bach♥ 

8.55

I can't believe how it can only be one week til I leave. ONE DAMN WEEK! It still seems so unreal and so far away. But it's not. I have barely even started thinking about packing. I've only just figured out which pair of shoes that will join me. It's all crazy crazy crazy. The last couple of weeks I've been trying to spend as much time as possible with family and friends. Been working a lot though and Grey's Anatomy has caught up a lot of my time, but still. It's been more than a month since my last post. I've been in Denmark twice visting my family, I've been with my best friend in the entire world who is now halfway across the world. I've travelled to Turkey with my mum, my brothers and her boyfriend. I think that I've spent my last month pretty good. And so I will do with my last week home. 


The beach in Turkey

Out with Vemund and Sandra

Me and my dog Felix in Denmark

The last couple of nights I've been skyping with my best friend, Linn(Veronica, I don't know what you prefer haha). She's in America and I feel so lonley. She starts school tomorrow and is freaking 8 hours away, living with her host family in Idaho. So yeah, if you read this I MISS YOU (you already knew that)! 


ANYWAYS! I recived my flight tickets two days ago and 1.10PM I will leave Norway, but my journey starts already at 8.55 when I take off from our airport in Kristiansand. My dad will be there with my other best friend Sandra and say goodbye and cry and stuff like that. It's all so bittersweet. That's a perfect description of being an exchangestudent. Bittersweet. Because it is all so exciting, new, special and you're a butterflywreck. But on the other hand it sucks really much to know that you will be away from your family, your friends, all the social things that you've finally become a part of. But it will all be there when I come back. So bittersweet. 

I think I should finish up now and do something else, like go to work or clean my room or something like that... So I will do that - keep posted!!

Emily Bach

44 days to go

I can't belive that I only have 44 days left in Norway. With all my friends, my family, my room, my dog. It didn't become reality before a week ago when I got my host family. For ten months I will live on 35 Glynde Avenue, Eastbourne. 12 km from my school, Hailsham Community College. I'm going to live with another EF student, 3 dogs, 6 cats, hamsters and chinchillas. I'll have a hostmother, a hostfather and a hostbrother. 44 days. Doesn't seem that long ago I had more than 100 days left. 

Eastbourne is so close to France I figured. I've always known kind of where it is in England, but I've figured out that by car it takes one and a half hour to get to London. It has a lot of coast and beaches as you can see in the picture. It still seems so unreal!


This is a part of my school, I think it is the sportshall. 

I've tried contacting my host family and my IEC, but none of them has responded to my emails. Frustration, you can imagine. But I just emailed my RC, Guilia, so hopefully she will respond soon. 
I just needed to let some thought out, and this is the first post on my blog as an exchange student. I will write something later about myself, the packing and stuff like that. I will do my best to update you on my new life.  

Emily Bach♥

EF My Take

Hei dere!

Dette er filmen vi skal lage i løpet av turen. Vi satt egentlig bare masse klipp sammen og ble ferdig før de andre (som skal være ferdige imorra). Synes den ble ganske bra jeg!

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Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Emily and I'm an exchangestudent in England. Here you will mostly find posts about my new everyday, but also a lot of other stuff - Enjoy yourself!



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