Category: 2020/21 Carlotta M. (Germany) Blog Blogger High School Exchange School Year Abroad Study Abroad UK UK High School

Welcome back to my second blog entry.

A whole month has already passed again. It’s crazy how fast the time goes here!

During half term my parents came for a few days. It was really nice to see them and show them everything. On their first day I showed them my college and Southampton.

For dinner we had a typical Sunday Roast dinner with my host mum and my host sister from Italy. A Sunday Roast consists of roasted meat, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, gravy and some vegetables. Since I have been here, I have had it every Sunday and I really enjoy it.

On their second day we went to the New Forest close to Southampton. We rented bicycles and had scones in the afternoon. In the evening, we had a beautiful sunset and saw Highcliffe Castle. On their last day it rained a lot. We still went out and visited Arundel Castle and the gardens. It was great.


The week after half term I had my first exams and also my first real online lessons. The college decided that because of the GCSE exams, we would do online lessons for the week so that there wouldn’t be so many students.

I had 5 exams, 3 in Maths and 2 in English. They were in the mornings so I had online lessons in the afternoon. I can’t really say how the exams went, especially English. I just have to wait and see.

On the 5th of November the government decided that England would go into lockdown for 4 weeks. That means all non-essential shops and restaurants are closed. Luckily schools stay open because it would be really boring without it.

Right now, one and a half weeks are left and I am surprised how fast it went by. During the week, everything is normal, except that we now have to wear masks all day. During the weekend I don’t do that much. Normally I have a lot of homework so I do that first.


My host sister and I really like walks so every Saturday and Sunday we go for a walk which is really nice because we explore the neighborhood a lot and see nice sunsets.

I love Christmas and now that December is approaching I am in a big Christmas mood!

My host sister and I have already watched a few Christmas films and yesterday we baked Christmas cookies. My mum sent me the recipe of my favorite German cookies. So we listened to Christmas Songs and had a lot of fun decorating them.

So this was my update for November, not a lot has happened because of lockdown. Let’s see how December will go…

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