European Voluntary Service

This is Pekarna's blog for EVS volunteers. Pekarna is a sending and hosting/receiving organisation for EVS volunteers and their volunteers (send and hosted ones) will keep you up to date about their work.

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Friday, 20 March 2009

The day Julien left

Today at 7.40 Julien went back to France.

Yesterday during the vegan dinner I gave him a little goodbye present, a bowl and a cup. It's because every morning he uses both to eat his breakfast and drink some coffee, so from now on he can remember his time in Slovenia every morning.

I also made some vegan pancakes. It were going to be waffles, but the recipe I found for it didn't work. Every time I tried to make a waffle in the machine, the dough didn't stick together, so in the end I decided to make pancakes out of the dough. It had some banana, rice drink, brown sugar, whole wheat flour, vegetable oil and a pinch of salt in it. I served it with some powdered sugar or abricot jam. I should've made more though, because after a while the plate was empty. However that might have been because a lot of people showed up.

Today I woke up at 7.30 to say one last goodbye to Julien and to wish him a safe trip home and good luck on his exam. Afterwards I decided to lay in bed for a while longer and then I went to the boarding school to put up the posters for the new movie and discussion session on monday and now I'm at pekarna updating my blogs, before I'll go home for the weekend.

I hope you will all have a great weekend!


Wednesday, 18 March 2009


Time for another update.

Last week I had the discussion group on Monday. Three people showed up to watch the movie, which of course isn't lots, but highschoolers have lots of other things to do, so I'm really happy that some of them are interested in the group. The discussion was not so easy. I had to ask a lot of questions, they still have to learn to speak their minds and because of the fact that the discussion is not in their native language it was even harder. I don't mind though this is the reason I'm having those discussions with them. So they learn how to express themselves in English.

The rest of the week was spend on preparing the new session and the exhibition of course. On thursday morning I had a little health problem. For some unknown reason I fainted in our little bathroom and I hit my head on two diferent places. I still wanted to come to my Slovenian class, but my teacher decided it was not good for me. I was being very slow she said. To make up for it I filled out the form she gave me about adjectives. I also finished the invites yesterday and they will be printed next.

Yesterday we and our colleagues had lunch in the Spanish restaurant Olé. I had some grilled salmon with rice and vegetables, a salad on the side and some Slovenian dessert (whipped cream with pieces of fruit in it). I really enjoyed my food this time. The restaurant had a good atmosphere imo. I didn't take any pics, but I know some people did so I will ask for them to send me some so you all can see it too. The lunch was a goodbye lunch for Julien and Iris (infodesk), both of them are leaving this week.

I still have to prepare the new poster for the discussion group, so I'll spend the next hours doing that.

Friday, 6 March 2009

First week of March

The week started with some bad news. Julien will be leaving soon, because he has some things to take care of in France. Maybe he will write an entry about his experiences so far. I'll do my best to ask him.

This means that the flat will have a free room. Anyone who is willing to live on their own and wants to pay some rent (sorry I don't know how much it is), can contact us. But beware, I won't just take anyone :p.

As for the projects I'm doing. I will have a movie and discussion evening at a boarding school on monday. The movie we are going to watch and discuss is American History X. So we will talk about racism mostly.

The exhibition will be from the 3rd of April until the 17th of April. We still have to go buy some frames and I'm working on the invitation and poster to promote it. It's all gonna be black and white. I already showed the previous preview of invitation to some people and they liked it. I'll put it on here too so that you can add your opinion. It's very simple, but that's how I want it though. I'm just a beginner and thus really not good at this. Well..take a look: (note: it's just the front)

And I've modified this blog a little bit, so that it hopefully looks nicer.

Until next time

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Youth In Action promotion

Some promotion in case you want to know more about EVS.