It was great to be back in England last week. I never fully realise how much I miss the place until I’m back there. I do, however, now get confused about certain things when I’m back. Like I can understand everyone I pass in the street, it genuinely took me by suprise for the first couple of days. I also got really anxious everytime I had to cross a road, I looked both ways a good 4 times just to make sure….it’s really strange that driving on the right is normal for me now.
I spent most of my time in Coventry and then a couple of days with my parents in Derby which included lunch at Sainsbury’s with my gran :D It was really nice to be back and catch up with some good friends (and meet their new babies) and also get my fix of English cuisine for a little while. It’s a bit of a stereotype here that the English can’t cook, but I think the food is amazing and I genuinely miss it. Granted, none of what I miss is very good for me but it sure tastes great! Starting to see how I’ve lost so much weight since moving here.
It was also great (and also a little odd) to go back to my old church in Coventry, Streams of Life. I heard a sermon on Esther and God quietly spoke to me during it saying: I’ve got you in the right place. Something, that was really encouraging for me to hear.
I’m now back in Freiburg and getting stuck back into church stuff, drumming and learning German.
We’ve got quite a bit coming up as a church over the next few weeks. A new intern arrives from the States next week (she’s coming for 6 weeks) and we’re going to be doing another Easter Egg Hunt at Easter but bigger and better than last year with the help of a team from the States. Followed by another intern coming from England at the end of April!
I’ve been practising drums loads recently, partly because my girlfriend is away but also because I’m potentially going to be joining a band or 2 here. One of them is a band for a singer/songwriter (who I’m meeting with tonight) and the other is for a metalcore band…..they couldn’t be more opposite really, haha! Neither of them are definite yet but we’ll see what develops! I’m also still on the hunt for more students.
I’m still working on developing my german and start my lessons again tomorrow. At the moment I’m working a lot on improving my “r” and lengthening the vowel sounds, so that I sound less English. I often do this when I’m alone at home (or at least I think I am) and walk round my apartment saying words like: kroch, drehen and reparieren. It’s getting better though :) My current favourite phrase is, “Schaffe, schaffe, Häusle baue.” Mainly because people give you the strangest looks for being English and knowing that phrase.
In other news:
- Spotify is finally available in Germany :)
In more exciting news:
- Fawn comes back this weekend :D :D
Thanks for reading!