Saturday, 30 April 2016

April moments.......

Turnarounds at work...
That overshaddows everything...
Busy...


Running around the lake always gives me motifs to photograph...

 
I added two to this lot in April. I plan to read them all.

Mothers birtday flowers and a selfie of me in my party earrings.
 

 
It is starting to grow and bloom.


 
 
Selfie galore this month it seems.
 
 
More daylight than darkness now.
 
 

 Flowers from my students...


 Said goodbye to this lot. We had a leaving-do with homemade decorations.
 

Friday, 29 April 2016

Moving on.....


Roses from my boys and girls.
 
In early April we where informed at work that the group of very special students, all refugees, would be transferred to their local schools from May. It was quite a shock as we thought they would stay with us untill the summerholiday in June. At first, I just wanted to lock them up and keep them there forever. As the month has progressed I have become used to the idea that they are going.
 
It has been a busy month. We had to prepare them, we had to pepare their new schools and teachers and there is a lot of paperwork to be done. In addition there are new students arriving on monday. The refugee crisis in Europe and the world has also reached Norway.
 
The parents organized a leaving-do today. It was a day of mixed emotions - moving, stressful and a good day. I send these children out into the "world" with a little more knowledge than what they arrived with a year and a half ago. But this was the easy ride. I know that they have not got a clue as to what expects them now, and that will be so much tougher than what they have experienced of school so far.  Some will cope, others will struggle. That is always the case, I guess, no matter where you come from.
 
We are moving on. They go into Norwegian reality. On monday I welcome a new group.
 
They did it themselves - the decorations and flowers.

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Life right now....

Sunsets are back...

April has proved to become a really busy month. There is work for starters. At the beginning of the month we got to know that the current students will be transferred to other schools in May already, to make way for a new "bunch". So we are prepairing for some to leave and others to arrive. I thought we were in for a quiet ride towards the summer holiday. Not so! Secondly I am going to sit an exam in May. At the moment I have constant bad conscience for not studying enough. This makes little time for other things - like reading blogs or updating my own blog for instance, but I drop by now and again