Since I last talked to you…

First of all let me thank you for your comments that made me feel very welcome back into blogging! It is so nice to know people are still reading this! 🙂

So let me give you a short update on what has been going on in my life these months when I’ve been all quiet on here.
As you know my boyfriend moved over here from New Zealand a year ago and having him here is of course amazing. Moving to a new country the way he has though requires quite a bit of paperwork and permits and registratering and other exciting things (though we are very fortunate in that regard compared to a lot of countries where it is even harder I am aware). We should *fingers crossed* be done with that part soon though as the final step for recidency should hopefully be completed.

This winter I took job working extra at the local kindergartens. It was only meant to be a little now and then at the different places but very quickly I got a full time position in place of a lady who was on long term sick leave. That was good of course from an economical point of view, I worked there all winter, spring and most of summer, but in other ways it was very hard for me. It wasn’t that I didn’t enjoy it, I did and the kids were wonderful most of the time, but it was all a bit too much at the time, I felt overwhelmed and overworked by everything that was happening. So this I think was the main reason things got so quiet on here for so long. I didn’t have the energy to write.

During the spring I decided, after A LOT of debating with myself, to send in an application to a school for a course I had come across and that I liked the sound of. The school was TillskĂ€rarakademing (I honestly don’t know exactly how to translate that word, Sewing Academy will have to do) in Göteborg (Gothenburg to you Englishspeakers 😉 ). There are three schools like this in Sweden, one in Stockholm, one in Göteborg and one in Malmö and they are the big sewing schools we have and anyone who is in the textile/fashion world here has at some point gone to one of these three schools. The course I found was a 2 year course on the subject “Costume for the Stage and Historical Dress”. I don’t think anyone here will be surprised that I liked the sound of that course! haha

One view of our beautiful new home town

Anyway so I applied for this course (which was only available at the school in Göteborg and only took on a few people every second year) and amazingly enough I got in! 🙂 So all of a sudden I had a plan of what I was going to do for the next two years, something I haven’t had in many many years, if ever! And all of a sudden life was full of preparations that needed to be made, the biggest one being finding somewhere to stay in Göteborg, which is NOT easy as it is a big student town with not nearly enough aparmtents for the amount of people who want them! We found something temporary at least where we are until Christmas but after that we still haven’t got anywhere yet. We are looking, but if anyone knows of anything or know anyone who might know please let me know!!

Yeah, so that’s where we are now. Me and Andrew are living in a new city and I’m going to school here. It’s been a lot to get used to, big changes. I’ve always traveled a lot but this is actually my first proper move away from home, so that’s something tog et used to as well. But it’s fun too! And so is school. We are 11 in my class and this first year we are focusing mainly on historical clothes and we will be making a complete woman’s and a complete man’s outfit by the end of this year working our way in through all the layers. We’ve done shifts/underdresses, corsets and shirts so far and are now on to skirt supporters. It’s fun 🙂

I might post some photos of the things I’ve made so far in school, but for fear of making this post too long now I will finish off here and instead write soon again! So until then my dears! 🙂

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6 Responses to Since I last talked to you…

  1. Quinn says:

    Very exciting life developments! It’s neat to hear about the program you’re in. I hope you will share more about it and also about the projects you’re working on. I’d be quite interested in it, because I can compare it to what I learned when I was in grad school in America getting my MFA in Costume Production. (And, all those life changes are stressful and time consuming!)


  2. Karen Marie says:

    Well done! I wish you the very best of luck on finding a new apartment and all your sewing project. I hope you can post some images soon:)

  3. Grace says:

    I love your thoughts and your pictures. I look forward to reading more.

    You should check out my Jane Austen blog:

  4. Annika says:

    Congratulations on these decisions and your acceptance at this course! It truley sounds amazing!!!! (Yes… I envy you a little bit ^^)
    I am glad you found time to write again. IÂŽve been checking your blog from time to time and am really happy for you that all the important business stuff is getting to an end!
    Love and lots of luck and fun for school from Germany 🙂

  5. Aurora says:

    Thank you ladies for your comments! Yes it does feel quite exciting to be doing this course, I certainly get lots of sewing done!

    Quinn, you’ve done a similar course?! How interesting! I would love to hear about how that was 🙂

    Grace, you have a lovely blog that I look forward to keep looking at!

  6. Dorte Kreiberg says:

    Det er jo fantastisk Aurora, det var noget i den stil jeg hÄbede pÄ for dig, og jeg var nok klar over at en kÊreste kan tage meget tid, men at du er startet pÄ skolen i GÞteborg er absolut fantastisk, jeg tog jo ogsÄ en sÄdan skole her i Danmark, det tog 3 Är og jeg har sÄ meget glÊde af alt det jeg har lÊrt om syning, sÄ jeg Þnsker dig alt muligt held med det og glÊder mig til at se hvad du lÊgger i din blog, jeg har savnet dig og har med jÊvne mellemrum set om du var her sÄ det er dejligt at du nu er igen. kÊrlig hilsen Dorte

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