Monday, 5 April 2010

Happy Easter!

I am enjoying my time in Germany so far. Already going home tomorrow. Can't believe how time is flying. Easter was fun. Most of the family was here. We had the Easter fire on Saturday and a BBQ. Unfortunately the weather wasn't that good. We kept getting rain showers. It was still fun, but let's hope we will get much better weather next year. I am not even expecting spring, just some sun and no rain would be brilliant. 

I met a couple of friends. On Friday we went to see a good friend of mine in Oldenburg. She just started her first job after university and moved into a new flat. While there we found out that her landlord is my uncle! The world is so small. It was really funny. She just noticed that he had the same last name as me and basically everyone with that name in a radius of about 200km is related to me. No, the family is not that big, but the name seems to be rather uncommon in this area of Germany.

Then yesterday two friends of mine came by in the evening. I also know them from school and we graduated together. One of them is just getting settled in his job. He works in the south of Lower Saxony at church and is basically responsible for their social activities, especially youth work, and their public relations. It sounded like a really good and fun job when he talked about it. 

My other friend just handed in his thesis. He just has to take a few more exams and then he will be done with university too. He is studying East Asian Studies and he has spent some time in China. I think he is pretty fluent in Chinese. He loves it there and wants to go back once he is done. Either for an internship or for his first job. I really hope he will make it there. He absolutely loves it. When he was there he stayed in a city in the south and enjoyed the mild winters and hot summers. So apparently he had enough of Northern Germany's rainy climate and is running away as well. Very exciting. Definitely would love to visit him when he goes back to China. 

My sister came over the weekend with her husband and son and stepson. Those two had fun. They are 7 and 9 years old and were outside the whole time building 'tree houses' and just generally getting into a lot of trouble.

We are going home tomorrow morning and are just planning to chill the rest of the day. Can't wait. Even though we haven't been that active I am really tired and not happy about having to go back to work on Wednesday at all. 

Anyway, hope you all had a nice Easter holiday.


  1. Can't wait for you to be back. Great to see you had a good time. :) Have a safe journey home.

  2. Thanks. Glad to be back. Not in the mood for work tomorrow though. *sigh*