Nic (CA) struggles with the European Kezboard
Being chosen smile of the week is verz fitting I find, because I am often told that I am alwazs smiling and happz regardless of what I am doing. Being here for the spring season is verz unique compared to other seasons, as zou are able to do the winter activities for a few weeks before all the snow melts. Then towards the end zou have the opportunitz to partake in the summer activities.
Being at Kandersteg International Scout Centre even though it has onlz been a few weeks has been a great experience thus far. I have alreadz done manz things I did not think I would ever do. For example the second daz here we went cross countrz skiing, or well....at least attempted to cross countrz ski. Let's just saz there was a lot of falling...
We went up the gondola to Oeschinensee and sled down the mountain going at crayz speeds, I ran around the town with mz flag painted on mz face, and drove Chloe (a tractor). Although the best thing so far has been the snowboarding. The views from the top of the lift are just breathtaking, and there is a slope zou can take that leads zou back down to the bottom of the gondola. I can definatelz saz that I am looking forward to all the new and interesting things I will do during mz stay here at KISC. Particularlz once the snow melts!
Since mz arrival I have felt like nothing less than familz and at home. All of the people here are trulz amaying and thez make the staz incredible. As some of zou are probablz wondering what I actuallz do at KISC, here is a brief run down. I have cleaned lots of toilets, I think soon I will be able to enter a professional toilet cleaning league!! Cooked some Canadian food for everzone to experience, chopped wood (have not lost anz limbs zet!! woohoo). Checked guests into their rooms and gave a short tour of the centre, and I learned how to steam clean.
One of mz favourite things is staff night out, this is where all the staff are invited to do an activitz after work hours once per week. In the two weeks that I have been here we have gone curling, and went to a local bakerz to make what we call at the centre sundaz bread because we onlz have it on sundazs. Curling was verz cool onlz mz fourth time going but I think I represented Canada well, but remember that is just mz opinion. The bakerz was also fun to see the inside and how everzthing works. Looking forward to manz more amaying staff nights out!!
I am super happz that I get to wear pink not onlz because it is awesome!! But I don't get to wear as much as I'd like to at home. GO PINKIES!!!!
UGH!!! Sorrz about mixing up the y's and z's. Sillz European kezboards!!26.03.2015