Wednesday, 8 June 2016

May 2016

Let's recap May real quick! 
Ready? Steady? Go!

English course: 
is continuing as normal. 

Happened. With the book Each peach pear plum, and a snack of peach pie. Yum. 
From September it'll be either twice a month, or not at all.

Doing the series "pl√∂tzlich Prinz, pl√∂tzlich Prinzessin" and transformed the room into a throne room using emergency insulation blankets. Yet another use for them. 

Internationaler Kreis: 
We're looking at some of the things that Jesus said he is. The bread, the gate, the good shepherd...
I write the weekly email, which is in both English and German, and I always double check things in Google translate. This made me laugh: 

The cafe, home-work help, and Sunday school... all going on. God's doing amazing stuff, some of it we see, some we don't. 

Work at the SMD: 
There was a conference in the Czech Republic organised by the IFES europe, focused on international student ministry. It was awesome to go, be encouraged, and hear about what other national movements are doing in their ministries. 
There were quite a few of us from Marburg, and Germany in general, and despite the long trip, it was super cool to see the Czech country side and get a glimpse of Prague. Olomouc, where the conference was, was also super pretty! 

Malcolm's Doctorate: 
Malcolm attended a conference for a week in Marburg, which he found mostly interesting. His lab work is going well and I'm always super glad when he comes home with a success story - which isn't that rare. We're waiting to hear if his funding will be continued until March next year, which is fairly certain, but is never guaranteed. 

With mostly good weather, we've ventured out of our apartment more than once this month ;) We took a walk to a cultural festival up at the Spiegelslust tower, then down to the 'harbour festival' (no, Marburg doesn't have a harbour...) where we just hung out, met with friends and had ice-cream. 

Malcolm also got his birthday present from me - a flight over Marburg. He really enjoyed it and I was so glad he took some photos so I could kinda enjoy it with him :)

Other highlights: 

I found this recipe for the BEST chocolate chip cookies in the world. 

And we got a package from our parents in SA. Not pictured is some beautiful jewelry and some biltong. 

Yep, our highlights are basically snacks ;) 

AND that our friends had a baby! YAY! Welcome to the world, little one!