Author: Josephina von Blücher

Concert in the Opera House

Together with the Harbour Bridge the Opera House is the most well-known sight in Sydney. But most of the time you only get to see it from outside so this Friday some friends and me went inside to watch a concert. That evening Beethoven was on and we were very lucky to get tickets and seats with a very good view!

Easter in Avalon

For Easter my friend Lara and me went up North to spend the weekend in Avalon with our friends Libby and Andrew. They live in a beautiful house five minutes walk away from the beach and offered Lara and me to stay in a cute little shed in their garden. We spend a lovely weekend. In the morning we went for a short swim at Bilgola beach, we discovered Avalon village which has lovely shops and watched the beautiful sunset. Saturday we took the ferry at the Palm Beach Wharf to visit a place called the Basin which is a beach campground located by the Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park. We spend a nice day there with a lovely picknick and on the way back on a recommendation from Andrew we shortly stopped by at beach called Mackerel beach which was amazingly beautiful.

Avalon Beach The lovely shed we stayed in 🙂 With Libby and AndrewBilgola Beach where we took our morning swim 🏊‍♂️ Mackerel Beach

Sunrise in Cronulla

This morning I got up at 5:40 to go to Cronulla to watch the sunrise with some friends. When we left the house it was still super dark outside and a little bit chilly so we all took a jumper to wear over our uniforms. Arriving in Cronulla there were already surprisingly many people jogging along the water front and of course a lot of surfers enjoying the good swell. As the dark started to fade the sky was turned into a pink-orange light and the view was amazing and once the sun rose it was a breathtaking scenery. Definetly a great way to start the day!

 

 

 

 

 

World‘s Greatest Shave

Today we had a really special event in school. This year marks the 20th anniversary of “World‘s Greatest Shave”. Since 1998 Australians shave their heads to help beat blood cancer. The idea of the event is to sign up as a participant to get sponsored to shave or color your hair and thereby support Australians with blood cancer like leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma. The raised money will provide practical and emotional support and additionally fund the research that will save lives. So today after assembly we all came together in the hall and all the people who got their hair cut or heads shaved were on stage. There were several boys shaving their heads including a boy from my year. Two girls in my year cut of a big part of their hair to donate it and there was one girl that even shaved her head. Later at lunch you could get your hair colored with colorful hair dye and hence donate some money. I have so much respect for the people that participated in this event and I hope that the money raised today will help a lot of Australians to beat cancer.

Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains have been on my bucket list for a long time and today I finally visited them with some friends. I got up very early because the trip up to the mountains takes three hours but it was definetly worth it. We visited the so called ‘Three Sisters‘ which are a constellation of three rocks next to each other and the view was breath-taking.

The “Three Sisters”

Wedding, friends and sunsets in Cronulla

Last weekend I went surfing in the morning and then dressed up nicely because my host mother’s son got married and we all attended his wedding.

My host father , my American host sister Scarlett, me, my Swiss host sister Luce and my host mother. 🙂

They got married in a art gallery with a beautiful garden.

And on Monday the school week started again.

On the way to school with some of my friends that are also internationals 🙂

On Friday I watched the sunset in Cronulla with some friends and it was amazingly beautiful… the colours of the sky mixed with the ocean-blue 😍

Today is Saturday. The surf this morning was a bit rough because there was a lot of water moving around but still a lot of fun! 🏄🏼‍♀️