Non scholae, sed vitae discimus.11.05.2012
Today the sun is shining and it’s really warm, so after writing this blog I’ll go outside to lie down on the grass. It’s amazing to be a Pinkie at KISC at this time of the year. We had a lot of snow in the beginning of the season and I really enjoyed skiing but now I’m even happier to experience Spring. The last week we haven’t had many guests which meant more free time for hiking, evening activities like BBQs, campfires and lunch breaks in the sun. There is still a lot of work to do after the big storm we had two weeks ago, so I have been working in Grounds three times this week. We make sure it’s all safe, clear the roads and campsites, cut the trees into pieces which fit our woodburner (the heating system of the Centre) and get rid of the branches. As my favourite place to work at KISC is Grounds, I really enjoy it.
While being a Pinkie at KISC I’ve learned a lot of new things. One day Sam (UK) taught me everything he knows about a chainsaw chain and how the tree will react when you try to cut it down. When I’m working in Catering with Elin (SE) I find it very interesting to watch her chopping vegetables like a professional, and after her good advice from now on I will always take the food off the cutting board in the right way. Sean (US) taught me the Kandersteg mountain's names, and Santos (ES) tries to teach me Spanish. For sure I’ve also learned a few things about myself the last couple of months.
I really enjoy every day as a Pinkie at KISC and it’ll get even better when I’ll go outside into the sun now. Maybe I’ll learn how to spend my lunch break in the best way.