Sunday, July 26, 2009

Back in Sweden for *Holidays*

Rosenlund hosted three weeks of NVC Meetings and camps through July... After all the commotion and work going on I decided to take a few weeks and visit friends and relatives in Sweden.

I traveled to Copenhagen first with a friend i met in Rosenlund. She took me to her apartment in Copenhagen and Showed me to some wonderful places around where she lives.

First she showed me an ex-army quarters that had been taken over by hippies and converted into a little town of it's own called Cristiania. It was amazing to be walking down a big city shopping street, turn the corner, and next thing you know your in hippie land.

Later in the evening we took a bus out of the town to Dragör, an old town on the cost. Sanne, my friend, is also a bird watcher. Se showed me the spots she loved to go to to watch, one being a big goose and duck "housing service". Then we went into the town, a car-less place full of small yellow houses and stone laid alleys lined with hundreds of beautiful colored Holly Hocks. They really impressed me...

The next day i took the buss to Sweden, and now I'm here, high summer Skogsberg; beautiful Gardens, raspberry bushes overflowing with berries, pots cooking with jams of harvests of blueberries from the forest, and all the other exiting things that summer brings.

I'm exited to upload the photos - soon! ATL (All the Love)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

A week with family, and update on life.

Pappa and Adam visited me in Rosenlund for a week. It was very nice to spend some time with them - and a suprise that we got together here!

In the mean time I did my first whole day with Juliane, where I was responsible for her while Jasmin was teaching a children in a horse camp about horsemanship. This was very exhausting, but I am very proud that my capacities are growing and I'm beginning to develop a little bond with Juliane. I have been watching my relationship with her change since I got here, and as I spend more time with her she puts more trust into me. Which is a great feeling.

Yesterday we lead the neighbor's Icelandic horse into our pastures. Jasmin decided that it would be fun for me to have a horse here to ride and practice what training skills I have with. So that is VERY exiting! -We will see what she will teach me!

In two days I have an even bigger responsibility coming up with Juliane. A full day and night I get to look after her and get her ready to sleep in the night. I feel nervous about the amount of work it is, although I know I will manage. But wish me luck!