The advantage of having a bakery located literally around every corner of Flensburg is that I am able to indulge in perhaps a few too many delicious German pastries! There is one pastry in particular which I have grown quite fond of, and it is quickly becoming one of my favourites. A Berliner is a… Read More Berliner
Galerie, a photo by Madeleine Winnett on Flickr. 1/2/14 – Taken in the Flensburg Galerie, as I was completing some Saturday shopping with my host parents.
Around the Corner, a photo by Madeleine Winnett on Flickr. 31/1/14 – The German school semester has now finished, so I enjoyed a short day at school. I also explored the local library and was introduced to my new favourite bakery by one of my classmates.
My host father Jens, celebrated his 50th birthday on the 29th of January. Together, as a family we threw him a party to mark the occasion. Sabine, my host mother baked some delicious treats, including a marzipan birthday cake. I helped to prepare a fruit salad, and for dinner we enjoyed the most perfect winter… Read More Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!
On Sunday, the 26th of January I celebrated my first Australia Day abroad with my host mother over breakfast and introduced her to Vegemite on toast. Australia Day marks the date when British Captain Arthur Phillip successfully landed the first fleet in Sydney Cove, thus beginning British colonisation. Vegemite is both a classic and unforgettable… Read More Happy Australia Day!
First Glimpse, a photo by Madeleine Winnett on Flickr. 30/1/14 – I visited the harbour for the first time with one of my class mates today. This view is what Flensburg is most famous for.
More snow today #snow #winter #beauty #flensburg, a photo by Madeleine Winnett on Flickr. 29/1/14 – I was in awe of the beauty of snow as I walked home from school today. This flag represents the state in which I live, Schleswig-Holstein.
Beautiful, a photo by Madeleine Winnett on Flickr. 28/1/14 – The view through a window on the top storey of my new school. It continued to snow all day and Flensburg was covered in a blanket of white.
I have now successfully completed my first week of school at the Goethe-Schule, Flensburg. Some may note that I have previously written about attending the Auguste-Viktoria Schule, however once I arrived in Germany, they no longer had a place for me in their school. The Goethe-Schule is a 25 minute walk from my house and… Read More First Week of School