Happy Easter Monday, Passover, Hanuman Jayanti or just a Monday off, folks. Here comes a new blog post. Yes, even on a day off. You’re never safe from us.

Work wasn’t a big part of my week. I had the week off, starting Tuesday. The reason being two of my favourite gals visiting for a few days. My sisters arrived on Tuesday afternoon and stayed with us in Keswick for the next three days. On Saturday, we all travelled to Manchester. We got some shopping done and had a fun night in the city. The next day, we waved them goodbye at Piccadilly Station and enjoyed the rest of the beautiful day in Manchester, to then continue our own journey back to Keswick. It was great to have my sisters here, to show them around Keswick and to spend a couple of days with them.

The Lake District is always beautiful but the warm and sunny weather and the increasingly green trees do suit it really well. We spent today outside, just hanging out in the park, playing football or frisbee. We’re also looking forward to our rowing lessons that we’ll be starting soon. Neither of us has ever rowed before, so it’s going to be a great new experience and challenge. On Friday, we met with the people from the Lakeland Rowing Club and had the chance to watch a junior session from their safety boat. On the one hand, it was cool to see those young people row, I think it’s an incredible sport, on the other hand, I can’t wait to get back out there on the water and not only try it myself but also enjoy the view some more. We always see the lake from the hills that we climb but I’ve never considered the feeling of admiring the hills from the lake. I somehow felt huge and tiny at the same time. It was cool.

After our 1-1 draw at the football match last week against Kendal (who had beaten us 7-0 the week before), I’m excited to see how we do against a different team at our home match on Wednesday. I’m still not a very good player but I’m starting to feel more confident on the field and the ball and it’s always so much fun to play with Keswick Ladies. I’m glad I got involved with the team and I’m looking forward to the rest of the season.

On Sunday, we’re planning to run a EuroPeers UK event here in Keswick. We’ll do a litter pick and hopefully get talking to some people about international opportunities for young people and afterwards, we’ll be in the Moot Hall here in the town centre as an info point. The planning isn’t all finished just yet but I’m certain that it will be a good event and that it will be a great way to ring in European Youth Week 2019.

By Emilia