Checking in really quickly

Hello everyone! This is just a short brief post to check in with you guys. It’s been a crazy last few weeks. First with the end of school and then packing up the apartment we were staying at, going back home to my family in the countryside, unpacking everything again, re-arranging our room to fit things in, working a few days and any spare time has been spent sewing.

As I’m sure many of you know next weekend is the big 200 year anniversary reenactment of the battle of Waterloo in Belgium. Like thousands of others Andrew and I will both be taking part in that (so that is why there has been lots of sewing that needed to be done). I will be at the event toghether with the Nordic Battallion coming from Sweden, Andrew, really wanting to be a redcoat for this event, will be going with the 33rd Regiment of Foot.

So this has obviously been a big focus lately, getting ready for Waterloo. But as well as this Andrew’s friend and his girlfriend have just come over for a visit from New Zealand and are here with us now, and we will be travelling around Europe together with them for some 3-4 week road trip. So after yet another few crazy days of packing (and last minute car reapairs) we are setting of in the morning, with our first stop in Malmö. From there a few more days should take us down to Belgium and the event, and from there who knows really! 🙂 I just really wanted to write quickly before we set off as I won’t be bringing my computer with me and so consequently don’t know how much I’ll be able to update on here. But otherwise I will have lots to tell when we get back!

I will hopefully though be able to post now and then on my Instagram account which I’ve recently opened and where you are more than welcome to follow me. I’ve had some difficulty connecting with my phone these last few days but am working on fixing that and then I will be back to posting some more. But do please follow on there if you would like to see what we are up to 🙂

I must tell you all my other piece of exciting news now before I sign off and go to sleep. I was fortunate enough to be granted a scholarship/grant for my crafts from the local Katrineholm’s Craft Association. I applied and was over the moon with excitement when they called me to say that they had decided to give me some money! The reason I had appllied and asked them was because for the second year of my course I have to do a 12 week work experience/internship somewhere, and I really, really, really wanted to do part of mine in New Zealand. And because I was so fortunate as to be given this grant this means that now I can!!! So Andrew and I will both be travelling down to NZ this fall, and I cannot tell you how excited I am about that!! So that is something you will be hearing more about on here I can tell you! 🙂

Last weekend, on our national day, there was the official cermony of giving out this scholarship. It was me and one other girl (a very talented florist) who had been given it this year and we got to go up on stage and talk a little and recieve flowers. It was fun 🙂 And I really am so grateful for this!

After the cermony with the pretty flowers I got 

Ok, I really had better get some sleep now. Tomorrow will be a long day. But I will talk to you as soon as I can!

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5 Responses to Checking in really quickly

  1. Naomi Bennet says:

    I live in Waterloo, Aurora! But, due to the late realisation of the event, I won’t be able to attend, as all the tickets are sold out. Are you seriously going to be part of (as in, being one of the ‘performers’) the event? How exciting that must be! I wish so much I could attend, especially because I would be able to meet you. 🙁

  2. Aurora says:

    Oh no that’s such a shame! I know there are quite a few people who wanted to be able to either attend or watch but haven’t been able to get tickets. It seems like it will be a busy event. But I don’t know if it is possible to see any part of the battle from a distance? I’d love to be able to meet you, so if you for some reason do find your way there and get in then ask for the Nordic Battalion and I will probably be there 🙂

  3. Naomi Bennet says:

    I know, it’s a shame! It is impossible for me to get there without a ticket – roads will be closed down, and no bikes are allowed. Yeah, it’s going to be very busy! Did you know Prince Charles and Princess Camilla of Wales will be attending?
    I’m so sorry I won’t be able to meet you – I love your blog! 🙂

  4. Dorte Kreiberg says:

    wow congratulation Aurora, how wonderful that you can go to NZ, and good luck with all your plans. Should you com near Horsens Denmark, send an email and we will find room for you.

  5. Lily says:

    It sounds like you’ll have a very busy, full, and memory-making month! Looking forward to hearing about the details, and I’ll be following you on instagram! 🙂

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