Tag: Placement

  • Sneaking in the front door

    For various reasons, my first Sunday in my third placement isn’t until next week. I have had a couple of very fruitful meetings with my supervisor, so I have, in a sense, already started – just not been there on a Sunday yet. Until today, when I decided to go along to get a pew-side […]

  • Catch up

    It occurred to me that I hadn’t blogged for a while and indeed the last one was over a week ago. But that last blog post contains the root of the lack of blogging – the usual step change in activity when a new semester starts. I’m also conscious that, in previous years, my semester-time […]

  • Good and bad

    On my way back to the apartment tonight I was thinking about the good and bad of Brussels. Nothing major, just some of the little things that have caught my attention. Anyway, the good in no particular order: Classical music in the underground stations at night Getting around easily Lots of green space No such […]

  • Restless

    I have about a week and a half left of my summer placement and it’s paperwork time. I’ve been thinking over some of the ‘big’ things from the placement as well as the individual tasks and activities. My mind was working overtime last night and I couldn’t really settle to sleep. The family are back […]

  • Last laps

    I was going through my diary for the next wee while and realised that many of the items appearing on the horizon are after my placement in Brussels. Twelve weeks, a time that seemed so long before the placement, has simply flown past. I also realised that I haven’t blogged for a while but that’s […]

  • Deja vu

    One of the things you notice when you visit people is that you will often hear the same stories on subsequent visits. With many people you’ll get a ‘but I’ve told you this before’ comment, but what happens when it’s someone whose memory isn’t what it once was? My supervisor asked me the question a […]

  • More tourist stuff

    Having got bored with Brussels (kidding!), we decided to take a daytrip  to Bruge (or Brugge, depending on your preferred language). Photo album here. It’s a very busy touristy place but it is still a very beautiful old town. many of the buildings date back to the early 17th century. The photo on the left […]

  • Yummmm!

    Well, if I learn nothing else from this placement, I have learnt that I love red plantains. Can that fall into the category of self-understanding and self-awareness? I was on a visit a few nights ago and was invited to stay for dinner (yeah, I know, visiting is tough here). One of the things on […]

  • Well, that was different

    Today, after the morning service, I stayed on to sit in on the afternoon service that takes place in the church hall. It’s a regular event, every Sunday, but it is most definitely not something I have ever experienced – a worship service by an African church (Ghanaian, specifically). Yes we (Caroline was with me) […]

  • Rotterdam

    I had a little day trip to Rotterdam yesterday, to the ‘Scots International Church‘. There are a couple of things I want to blog about that arose from the visit – ‘blended worship’ and their Mamre project. So, those posts will follow in due course, but in the meantime, you can find some photos here […]