Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Snaps: Tasmania (part 2)

This is the second installation of my photos from the Tasmania trip I took in March with my boyfriend Michael. The selected photos are from our hike in Freycinet National Park. It was an unplanned thing that we ended up doing, as we were driving from northern Tas to Hobart. The main thing that drew us there was the famous Wineglass Bay, named thus because of it's shape. We figured we'd do the 2hr return hike and go for a swim at the beach in the middle (and we had picnic-style food prepared). It was a warm and sunny day, ..until we got to the beach. It was much to cold to go swimming which we discovered when we took our shoes off. It was some truly stunning scenery and a nice depiction of the best of Australian landscape. 

Check out my technology skillz: panoramas!

This wasn't part of the Wineglass Bay walk, but a view from a viewpoint we drove to.
Wineglass Bay.
The terrain.
At Wineglass Bay itself, looking out to the bay.
A rogue little wallaby that was pretty friendly.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Operation Learn German: Week 6

Last week was Week 5, which means this week is Week 6.. which means I have hardly any more time to go before I jet off to Germany!

This last week's progress has been poor. I feel like I've improved in my German conversational skills and more of the things I'm learning from my book are now coming through in my speech; this makes me happy. I desperately need to make some new flashcards but I've run out of the pad of paper I create them from (excuses excuses!) so I'd better sort that out soon. However, I have been revising them every day =) I've also got a goal of putting in some new verbs in my verb book, which has run out of space, so I need to think of a solution to that problem too. I'm going to be honest now: I haven't completed Part 3 of my book German Demystified.. Shame on me! I'm so close though so hopefully I can get that done in the next few days.

  • Complete Part 3 of my German Book. If I haven't done this next week you guys had better do something mean to me and make me feel ashamed.
  • der die das flashcards. Update the flashcards.
  • Verbs. Update my verbs book.
  • 3 x 20 minute German conversations. I've got another friend added to my arsenal of German speaking friends =)
This was taken in Stockholm. Cute letter boxes!