Many important words have been already said, plenty of ‘goodbyes’ experienced and some tears shed… Nevertheless I’m not going to leave without writing couple of lines also here as for those 9 months it’s been place where I was sharing my thoughts, opinion and experience…

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Het mooiste begeleiders team!

Hallo, hallo!

After ten days of vacation in Spain I’m back at de Hoge Rielen, ready to take part in more workshops. I’ve already made lots of plans for the next three months in België. It’s going to be very interesting!

I’m really looking forward to beginning my Nederlands Cursus in Turnhout. There I’ll meet new people from de Buurt and improve my dutch skills. It would be nice if I can write my last posts in het Nederlands by the end of the project.

Another great project for this months is to create a short film to show you a bit more about EVS at the Hoge Rielen. My plan is to include some nice interviews. I’ll tell you more about it soon :)

But the best thing about this plans is that I can count on a super team if I need some help. It’s the team from Natuur en Avontuur. They prepare and guide amazing activities and I am happy to be part of it.

Here are some pics of funny moments we spent together while we were getting ready for the workshops.

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Teambuilding N&A

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Vlotten bouwen

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Salukes en tot binnenkort!


Paasvakantie at the Domein

Spring has arrived, even here in Belgium, and we couldn’t feel happier!

We had an eventfull and sunny Easter weekend in and out of De Hoge Rielen, starting with a tour of Antwerp, which we are becoming regulars at. An afternoon filled with music hearing on the streets, food eating at a Greek restaurant and sun bathing in the park.

To follow up our weekend, we took a time travel and went back to the 50’s at Rockin’ Around Turnhout. Great music, bright clothing and amazing antique cars to see.

During the Easter Holidays (Paasvakantie) we have had the opportunity to take part in a workshop that revolves around rabbits, wearing ears and painting whiskers for the smaller children. They’ve seemed to enjoyed it a lot, so have we!

There is no Easter here in Belgium without the appearance of the Easter bunny, who comes packed with delicious chocolate eggs, and hides them for children to find. Now that’s our kind of holiday: chocolate filled! The small bunnies around De Hoge Rielen even came out to play this week as we’ve seem them hopping around, but without any chocolate eggs!

We’re excited to see what the next weeks here at the Domein will bring us, for the moment you can find us enjoying our weekends on the new outdoor pic-nic table we got thanks to the Techniek Dienst!

Until next time,

Nicole & Paula.