Van der Valk Hotel Drongen
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... a video chat with my mama while Jaey and Djuna were out in the morning. I had breakfast with Jaey and a chat with Djuna before I was due to leave. Jaey walked me to the train station the scenic way, by the park he took me to when I arrive the first time. It was just as lovely this time around, and I was sad to be leaving. Jaey and Djuna were such a delight to be around after I left my sister... As a brother and sister they are so incredibly close it is really endearing to me. I must ...
Merlebeke was a great little stop really. i chatted to the barman who is a real foody. They do international food days regularly. They did africa, sweeden, italy etc. I showed him a haggis recipe and as he loves eating offal he thought a scottish day would go down well. it was snowing heavily when I got up. It didnt settle on the ground long though as it was still about 2c. ...
... half brother for drinks in a pub over looking the main market square.
Unfortunately, it was raining the entire day. It wasn't cold but the rain just makes me want to curl up in a ball in a hoodie. And guess what I never thought I would ever want on my trip? A hoodie! HA. I did end up buying one while I was out with Jaey, but it was just funny that as much as I love to plan and think things through so thoroughly you never really can plan ...
... also visited with one of Jaey and Djunas set of Grandparents, went to a cafe and Knokke's Christmas Market. The Christmas market was not as impressive as Brugge, since the town is so much smaller the market is also smaller.
In the evening, Jaey, Djuna and I relaxed and watched the Last Airbender. Nothing crazy today, it's been nice to be able to relax and be around people I know. :)
... when being able to
communicate effectively is so essential to building rapport and a
relationship with the clients, I definitely felt challenged in being
able to do my job.
Now that more than a week has past
since starting work, I can honestly say the communication aspect of
OT is getting better. I spoke with my therapist about my concerns
about the language and she is making more of an effort to translate