Good Evening. I trust that everyone has had a wonderful holiday period as I have. It is always wonderful to be home, even if for just a short amount of time! Also I must profusely apologise for the lack of blogging, I found myself so busy with schoolwork.
As with most good teachers here, the first month or so you go right back to basics.. which means that yes we did 2 hours of 16 count tendus for the first week. Everything is really hands on, which was a shock at first but now I see that it is the only way that she can get us into the position we want and so that we can feel what she means.
We have now moved on a little, although still spending the whole class at barre building strength and *fingerscrossed* Im getting better. Academically I feel much better, as difficulties I was struggling with earlier are now less of a problem. I have gotten 5′s (A) in all of the tests so far which makes me very happy because it is hard work keeping up at the same pace as the russian students.
I have had a great time at home these holidays. I arrived home pretty much right before Christmas so it was straight into the spirit once I got home. A few days after Christmas I attended the wedding of my cousin and it was so lovely to see all of my extended family who I hardly ever get a chance to see so it was great to catch up with everybody. We stayed with family down in BBournemouth for a couple of days up to New Year’s but returning home before the holiday.
Another surprise over the holidays is that my dad returned from Afghanistan in time for me to see him before I go back which has been so nice. We had a second mini-xmas on his arrival so now I am officially christmassed-out!!
And so with that, I shall continue with packing!! Till next time