30.08.2007 - 30.08.2008 0 °F
I'm going to try to get out a quick entry whilst in the cafe. Have been having troubles getting my photos to upload, but finally have succeeded - yeah!
The past week has been busy, but it's been great to get into the swing of things and actually start working. We had a few different groups in this week including a 3 day Conflict Management Course and few different school groups. I was able to sit in on a couple of different sessions throughout the week, which was nice and helped me to know what's going on here.
I also spent a good amount of time in the kitchen and even had to prepare dinner on my own my first night in the kitchen. When there's not a group in then the kitchen volunteer is responsible for feeding the rest of the volunteers and interns. It went pretty well I think. I made fish and individual veggie pot pies. People here do not know what a pot pie is it seems. Trying to find a biscuit recipe lead me to the internet as the definition of that word here is completely different and they don't know at all of biscuits as we would call them It's funny all the different words and their varying meanings.
A week ago Friday I moved into the room that should be mine for at least awhile. Right now there are not enough rooms for all of the volunteers and interns, so at the moment my room is a triple. My roommate are Yukari and Megan K. Yukari is another volunteer from Japan, who has been here since April and she will be my roommate through Christmas, when she'll head back to Tokyo. Megan is an intern from Virginia, and she will be moving downstairs once another spot opens up. While it's not a huge room, it does set up well for three temporarily. It's also very nice to be out of the basement and up on the top floor. We even have the only window that faces away from the construction!
Other than work I haven't been doing a whole lot. I've been doing a good bit of reading and have been trying to take advantage of the waning daylight by getting out for walks in the evening. I'll leave you with a view of Sugarloaf, a peak that is a common view at Glencree.