Since last time I posted anything time has passed by so quickly. We are already in week 9 out of the 12 scheduled weeks. Amazing! During the mid-semester break we went on a small roadtrip to the Great Ocean Road. We packed the Landrover, the puppy and ourselves and drove along the Princes Highway all the way to Warnambool to start the road-trip heading towards Melbourne.
Along the way we saw the Twelve Apostles (or the six left!) in rain and hail and we saw truly wild koalas! We slept in the car along the way which is durable for a few days but not something I will recommend if you drive in a Landrover for a longer period!
We made space by folding the backseats down but still we had to sleep diagonally or with our legs up in a 90 degrees angle to fit in. It was definitely fun for a few days but after that it starts to hurt! :-) I highly recommend this trip - even if you are going to sleep in a Landrover - since the scenic landscape, the road and the ocean makes you realise what diverse experiences Victoria offers. Along the road countless lookouts have been built for you to observe the nature while still being able to access the normally very inaccessible bits of wilderness.
I managed to identify the two little fluffy mammals living in our tree! It turns out that the tree is a pear tree and it has just blossomed for a period - this attracted the two possums.
The weather has changed from winter to spring which can be seen and smelled everywhere - I have spend considerable time around Lilydale Lake, but of course the amount of study material and number of assignments has increased in this period as well since we are getting closer and closer to the examination period.
Every time I think about the exams I get a little nervous because it will be very different to what I am used to from Denmark. Back home we write an extensive report to each course after covering the lectures and reading the book(s). The examination itself is a 20 minute oral presentation of the report and questions on the material covered during the course and textbook.
Here I do not have any oral examinations at all. It is a little bit scary BUT then I remind myself that back in Denmark exams are in January so that both Christmas and New Years Eve is definitely ruined every year, whereas here in Australia the exams is practically placed BEFORE.
So at the end of November my semester is over and I can enjoy a loooooong holiday driving up the East coast, having my best friends from Denmark visiting to celebrate New Year?s Eve and family visiting in February! Fantastic! Good on you, Australian Education Examination Dates Distributor Persons!!!