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The new house we are staying at is great. They have a guitar and a piano, so I have been practicing with both of those. Herbie's mom is a fantastic cook, so its been good eating really good food. On Saturday, it's their cousin's birthday and my birthday, so I'm going to go to their birthday party. I'm excited to be having my birthday in another country.

Sadly, I just got over being sick which was kind of lame, but I kept pushing on and having fun. It's a blast here! I can't wait to come back here when I can.
--Robert

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New Host

Braden and I are staying at a new house for the week. It's a boy, Hebie's house. He is American, so it's cool to be staying at a house where people speak English well.

There is only one problem--I can't send emails out from his house. I dont know why, but I can't. So if I have been emailing you, sorry, it will be a bit before I can email anyone again.
--Robert

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Cooking in Denmark

Braden and I had a cooking class today with a staff member's girlfriend. It was a lot of fun. I have missed cooking a lot and learning how to cook new things, so this was a great experience. We made a Swiss tarter; it was really good and I wanted to share it with you all.

Swiss tarter
2 cups of flour
½ teaspoon salt
2 and a half tablespoons butter
7 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon vinegar

Mix salt and flour together. Cut the butter into the flour mix. Crumb the dough.
Add the water and vinegar work it into dough. Let sit 15-30 minutes.
Roll dough out and put into a pie pan; shape edges with the back of a butter knife.

Filling:
3 spoons of bread crumbs
3 shallots (small onion)
Put the bread crumbs on top of the dough and onion on top of the breadcrumbs.

Mix:
3 cups of milk
2 eggs
300 grams grated white cheddar or Swiss cheese
1 tablespoon of flour
1 pinch of nutmeg
Put mix on top of the onions. Slice up little tomatoes and lay them on top.

Baking:
Bake at 325 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until crust is golden brown and top layer of cheese is crispy.
Let cool for 10 minutes so it can harden, then slice and enjoy.
--Robert

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Denmark

Sorry I haven't posted in a while, but the past couple days have been fun and I have been very tired at the end of the day. I am finally getting used to this atmosphere. People here are very anti-social, so its been hard to meet people. But I have been going to the shopping street everyday and people are starting to notice me around, so its only a matter of time before they start opening up. I am making a fire poi video soon; I just need to buy more fuel. I have been looking for cool places to spin.

Its been very sunny over here; I am loving it. I also realized that I have been eating too many sweets and pastries, so I'm having to cut back. Ahahahaha.
--Robert

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Denmark


This is the Parliament in Copenhagen.


This is our school. The two middle top widows are ours.


Me. That's the opera house behind me.

--Robert

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Denmark

Today was school meeting it was interesting to see how they ran it. One of there items was whether or not parents should be able to come into school meeting or not. The reason for this is they had a kid they had to expel a kid for violence and there parents came in with out telling them and where being part of the meeting. so they asked Braden and i what our school did about parents being part of the meeting and i told them that we don't allow them to be part of the meeting unless we vote for them to be part of it and they cant vote because its the kids who make the choices not the parents. and they liked that so they used it and it got voted for. I was very happy to help them out with there rules. I am looking at there school and i see how clearwater used to be they are still in the process of getting the school started in about 3 years they are going to be a very good school they are on the right track and i am glad i am here to make sure that they stay on it. I want to see another school like clearwater especially in another country succeed.

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The Clearwater School 2010-04-06 03:21:00

today was are first day of school. its only two rooms in a big building it seems alot like how clearwater is so i feel right at home. they have 16 students and a new one coming in tomorrow.
and of course on out first day Braden and i got written up....
but only beaculse i didint want to make ninna walk to the store by herself to get food for me so i broke the rule of not having off campus and braden came with me so are first day went great =D

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The Clearwater School 2010-04-05 00:38:00

OK so the way that they eat here in Denmark really appeals to me. they eat bread with cheese spreads and jams in the morning witch gets you filled up its bread. for lunch they eat snacks like carrots and chips so your not full but not hungry. then for dinner they have big meals like stuffed peppers, baggel sandwitches, chicken wings and ribs, and its all so good. they really enjoy there candy here to so thats a plus. i am really enjoying all of the new cooking ideas i am getting here. I am thinking of holding a banquet when Braden and i get back so we can tell you all about our trip and show you some of the new food we have discoverd.

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The Clearwater School 2010-04-03 21:49:00

hey so dinner went great last night they really liked it. its easter over here and its a really big holiday for them so happy easter everyone!!!

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Bon Voyage!


Well, here are some pictures of Robert and Braden leaving. These are from leaving the school up until the security gates. We would have gotten some from further in, like the plane taking off etc. but as my new friend, Jacob, the 300 lb security guard, explained to me, "Non-Ticketed persons are not allowed beyond the security gates!" Well, I will nurse my bruises.
-Cate










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