Arriving in Cambridge – what emotional moments

I woke up in the morning and was very happy. Because my highlight of our stay was about to begin. I had basically everything prepared on the day before. All I needed to do was to take the cake and some cupcakes out of the fridge to take them with me as a small present.

At Abbey Wood station I wanted to buy a ticket in combination with my existing Oyster Card and asked for some advice. However, I was told I should buy a ticket at Liverpool Street station where he advised to change to a train via Stansted because of better prices.

At the end, I went from King’s Cross nevertheless because I didn’t want to spend at least half an hour more. On the train a man from India sat on the other side. I had a conversation with him. He was on his way with his family so his wife and two children to see Cambridge his first time. I recommended him a nice walk along the Cam, my favourite ice cream shop and some sights to see. When I arrived I was really happy and my former host mother and I hugged each other. The first thing we did was to have a belated breakfast of some toast with jam or chili garlic chutney. Meanwhile we had a long chat with each other and there came so many memories to light. I was allocated the bedroom for me the following night. It was the same bedroom like two years ago. As soon as I saw the room I remembered the situation for me there. For example, that I read my first English book after secondary school there, maybe my third one totally. Its name is Touching the Void and it is a true-life story about a mysterious survival while ice climbing on the mountains.

We went outside to a nice park next to their home and had a walk all around that park. It reminded me of my jogging times which I had there regularly two years ago. And there is an awesome area of fitness devices – actually a public fitness centre outside. What is more, the park does not close in the evening like parks in London do. My host called her husband to ask him when he will come. Shortly later, when we reached the entrance path to the house again, he was there cutting nettles to make it more accessible. When he saw me he rejoiced my name. Of course, we hugged each other too and I really cannot compare these moments with other during my whole stay here.

A Monday with something new to do

Today I could start setting up the new Windows 10 computers I had prepared during the last weeks.
Some last minute changes and settings had to be made (for example anti virus software had to be installed and database updates made).

But noone wanted them.
They would rather keep using very outdated Windows 7 computers than the (in fairness refurbished) new computers.
That opinion quickly faded though as the first employee saw how much faster the new computers booted and started software.

The rest of the week will mostly likely be the same as today with more or less support to the staff.

Finally a weekend well spend (Late entry)

I finally got around to buy almost all of the souvenirs for my friends, which involved a walk from Cutty Sark to Canary Wharf and back.

In the evening I met up with a few others of our group to have a few drinks, with aching feet and bones.
I had accumulated over 24 thousand steps that day which is more than twice my usual high.
Sunday then was a lazy day with just a small lunch with a friend and not much more.

Everyday something new, today a fire

Today began my last week in the United Kingdom. I started my work as usual with my programming tasks. Finally now, I fixed many bugs and the program is running perfectly. I still have some small problems but I will debug them tomorrow.

In the evening I went out for my daily workout, but before that I went to a supermarket and got an apple and an apple juice as little snack, to get some energy. After around 30 minutes of workout, Ben joined me.

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Beginnig of the last week

Today marks the beginning of the last week for this internship. It also means that my documentation about EHS Software and the corresponding market needs to be as complete as possible at the end of this week. At least my source list should be sorted after included and not included as well as usable and the topic of the source. They also told me that later this week I will have to put in additional Data into the Database and we will test a newer Version of the Dashboard for their Application.

Review of the seventh week

The seventh week has come to an end and so did our last full weekend. On saturday we visited the city center one more time. We just went shopping and took a look at the city for the last time. The next day we all were lazy and just sat in the kitchen playing Minecraft together for most of the day. „Review of the seventh week“ weiterlesen

Lazy Sunday

On this Sunday I spent most of the time watching videos on Youtube and Netflix. I watched a new Netflix series called „How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)“ which is a German series about a boy and his friend that start getting into the drug business because one of the boys‘ girlfriend broke up with him.
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