Yesterday, right after I got off the plane in Norway, I got a message on instagram. It was from Kine, a girl I had met at the international veterinary seminar in Budapest in March, and she asked me if I wanted to help out with lambing at a farm. How freaking cool is that? I've ALWAYS wanted to help out during lambing season, but I never knew where to go or who to contact.. So I got super excited when she invited me to help out!
I got to milk some of the sheep and feed the lambs that had trouble drinking on their own, got to play with the lambs, helped with getting the sheep and their lambs onto the transport truck, kept the sheep in place as my Kine pulled the lambs out, and got to observe everything that has to do with lambing. I had so much fun, and I hope I get to do it again next year! ♥
Aaaaah, I'm finally going home!! I haven't been home since November, and I cannot freaking wait! So far, I don't have a lot of plans, but it'll be nice to just relax, not think about school for once, be with family, and visit my friends. ♥
What are your plans for the easter holiday?
Aaaaahh! This has been such an amazing week, I'm so sad that it's over already! :(
I've made lots of new friends, become closer with people I already knew, made it all the way to the 2250m above sea level mark (and down in one piece haha), partied, relaxed, danced, and so much more. Veterinary medicine is a really tough and stressful education, so I think it's super important to take a mental break every once in a while and do something for yourself! This was an amazing way to do just that, and I'm already excited to see where we're going next year.
Day one was incredible! I started the day with my roomates, but they are all amazing skiers and snowboarders, so I'll probably go with another group until I get more comfortable and confident..
They were all super patient though, which I really appreciated! I fell maybe 23 seconds (?) after getting off the ski lift, and I was helped right away, haha! I then fell face first down the first hill, once on my ass a few minutes later, and then another face-plant in the middle of the last hill... Well... There might have been a few other times, but those are the ones I'm willing to admit. 😉
Now my legs feel like jello, and I'm so ready for dinner! ♥
I'm so excited to start the day! Sophie, Victoria, Ruaidhri, Fredrik and I are all sharing a cabin, and we're finally ready to enjoy some time away from vet school...
I think we've all gotten so used to apartment buildings and pavement, that we all had a mini freak out when we woke up and saw snow AND trees! Hahah.. I could get used to this!
... Chamrousse, France! 🤩
We left Budapest last night, and just arrived in Chamrousse. It took us 21.5 hours to get there because of all the stops along the way, but we are finally settling in! We'll be here for a week, so stay tuned for lots of pictures.
YOU GUYS... I'M IN BUDAPEST!
I didn't taks a whole lot of pictures today, because my dad and I travelled with three (!!) suitcases, three hand luggage bags, one golfbag, and Baltus + his travel crate. Getting from the hotel to the airport was a circus, but we made it just in time... Getting from the airport in Budapest to my apartment was even worse, but hey, we're FINALLY here!!
The weather is beautiful, I'm super happy with the apartment, everyone wants to pet Baltus, and Baltus loves the attention. So far so good!
Unfortunately, that's all I have for today. We're going out to eat now, and then I have to unpack everything. I'll be back at the end of the week, though! In the meantime, let me know if you have any questions or suggestions in the comments section! ♥
It's Sunday, and that means it's my last (whole) day in Canada... It has been a short trip, but I got to spend time with my family, see the new house, go swimming, go shopping, and today I also got to see Meena in Kitchener! Meena is my best friend from High School, and I've known him for 6 years.
We went out for sushi to catch up and relax, but also because we both refused to be outside in the INSANE summer weather. It was 32C outside today, but it was so humid it felt more like 40C... The sushi was great, though, and it was really nice to be able to sit down and catch up!
We decided to go to the Butterfly Conservatory in Campbell, once we had finished eating. I saw a butterfly sign on my way to Kitchener and decided we had to go!
The butterflies were beautiful! The conservatory little birds, many different butterflies, a hatching (is it called hatching?) area for butterflies, lots of flowers, and it also had a museum of different bugs and information about them!
I'm back home with my family now, and we're going to have our last family dinner before I go back to Norway tomorrow.
Happy Canada Day... sort of! July 1st is Canada Day, but my parents decided to celebrate a day early. So we made it into a Canada Day / summer / moving in party, because it's the first party they've had since they moved into the new house. We had burgers, hot dogs and snacks, listened to music and went swimming. All in all, it was a super evening with lots of fun. Plus, it was nice to see my parents' friends again! ♥️
The weather in Canada is absolutely gorgeous!
I started the day off by going to the hairdresser... I really needed a change, and I'm super happy about the result! When I was finished, my mom picked me up and we went out for lunch. I had pizza and she had cauliflower soup. We also shared the most delicious spinach dip I have ever had, and drank pink frozen lemonades. Vacation mode: on!
When we had finished eating, we went shopping for summer clothes, and then we went home to relax by the pool. It is so good to be back in Canada with my family! ♥️We're having a summer party tomorrow, but today is all about relaxing. My dad made pineapple smoothies (which the dog also loved), and we're having the first family dinner in 11 months tonight.
It was nice to have a relaxing day, and I feel like I've already adjusted to the time change! Now, my brother, Fabian, and I are going to BestBuy. I forgot that they use different outlets for chargers and such in Canada, so I have to get a converter for my computer charger...
Hope you've all had a nice day,
Who am I?
Hi, I'm Ine! I'm 22 years old, from Norway, and I currently live in Budapest, Hungary, with my dogs, Baltus and Phoebe. I've wanted to become a veterinarian for as long as I can remember, and I'm currently a 1st year vet student at UNIVET. I'll mainly be writing about my experience as a veterinary student in Budapest, but also about my day to day life and my experience of life in Budapest.