Monday, October 31, 2011

big cleaning day

Today we were cleaning the big hall on the ground floor of the building for the Zombie event that will take place on the 4th of November. A lot of dust, really :)
After the tiring cleaning we went to Zen Zen to eat some chinese food and it was really delicious! :D

Well, starting from tomorrow (when possibly Madis will come from his meeting in Bordeaux) I´ll have something to do in the office, or if not, then around the printing museum.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

soon - holidays!!!

In 16 days I´ll be taking my EVS vacation and I´ll be going to Croatia :)
I can hardly wait to see everyone again. I already booked the flights, bus and train and now I just need to wait to depart :D
Until then I´ll do stuff around the museum and work in the office :)

Other than this, not much has changed...I´m still here and everything is great, just as planned :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

back to Tartu

Finally back from the EVS mid-term training in Elva. As I didn't have a computer here, I couldn't update my blog so I'm doing that a few days later :D
Basically, 4 days of talking, eating, having fun and contemplating. A great experience indeed :)
The first day the entire program was in the motel and it was all about from where do we come from and our projects. The second day was talking about problems and situations we encountered in Estonia. Also, we were discussing social entrepreneurship. After that we went out for dinner in the only Elva bar/restaurant.
The third day was extremely tiring because we had to cycle across the entire Elva county. We were put into groups of 2-3 people and got some points of interest on the map. Then we needed to go to those points and take pictures as a proof. Because of that, Edvin, Ofir and me have passed 60 km.
We returned when was almost dark. Most of the people later had sauna.
The final day was basically reflecting on the previous ones and discussing about YouthPass and our plans after EVS.

So, now I'm back in Tartu and from tomorrow continuing my duties here.

Cheers! :)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

EVS mid-term meeting

Here it is - the mid-term meeting is 2 days from now in a city in South Estonia called Elva.

It will be held in a motel within a forest, which I think is really cool :)...and again, 4 days completely financed by the Estonian National Agency for EVS.

Tomorrow will then be my last working day here in the NELK office, so I have to finish everything unfinished to be able to leave with the clear concience :D

What can I say - perfectionism is a blessing and a curse, but one can be happy if he can manage it and keep it under control :)

Cheers; See you the morning before the meeting !

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

1-2-3 pianos

This morning me, Lemmit and Madis were lifting 2 big and 1 huge piano in the truck...which, with loads of other stuff, was supposed to leave for Sänna - and it did!
Now the pianos have a new home and I hope they will take good care of them, because transporting them was quite of a job :)
Afterwards, we had an another volunteer meeting about the "Zombiewalk" project and I did complete my task - folklore research. Now everything else is left for them...and I told them that if they have some research task again, they can talk to me.
Ok! Quite a busy day today...and now, after watching Monty Python Live at Hollywood, I can go to sleep :)


Saturday, October 15, 2011

2 workshops

Today, two workshops were held in the printing museum - first the notebook workshop for children and after that, the lynloleum workshop where people were carving stuff themselves on the lyno plate and then printing them.

During the first one I was there to clean the letters and putting them back in their place and on the second one I was there just to take pictures.

Tomorrow is a day of relaxing for most people...but not for me :P, I have important matters to attend to. It was an interesting day today and it´s far from over :)
This night I´m gonna do some research about some other interests of mine for which I didn´t have time, an another restless night ;)

´till next time!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

pics from Sänna

here, as I promised :)

 this cat was following us all along :)

 the sun - planetarium path

It was great :)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Halloween/Day of the Dead topic

Lemmit and us (the volunteers of NELK) had a meeting today about the possible coming event of halloween. We were discussing about the organisational matters and presenting some ideas about it. It has come to that that my role is of a folklore researcher and that is quite of an interesting topic for me...and i will definately give my best.

So, from tomorrow I´m starting this folclore research and after I complete that, I have to study and research about the Gruntvig project for Madis.

Btw. I completed the indexing of all the books in the cupboard of the Printing Museum office. It was thorough work and I could finally use some of my librarian/archivist skills :)

So, tomorrow, back to research!

Monday, October 10, 2011

notebooks, notebooks, notebooks

Lemmit has told me that we have to make a total of 120 notebooks. half of them A4 size and other half A3. I have cut a lot of paper today and I am not even close to half...we will need much more paper than we currently have :)
I see that I have quite sharpened my technique...I seem to make less mistakes than before...which is a great thing!

Tomorrow I´ll probably start working with Madis on the Gruntvig project and I´m really looking forward to that ;)

So, until I stop being lazy to post the pictures from Sänna...I bid thee farewell :D

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sänna culture manor

Yesterday (and this morning) I have been to the Sänna culture manor, 75 km away from Tartu.
It is a truly beautiful place. It has a huge house which half is still under renovation and half is nicely renovated :)
I have been there with Madis and two other volunteers Anna and Tobias.
There I have ment a German EVS volunteer, which unfortunately, doesn't speak english.
Other than that, we had a great time with a big swing and an interesting tour along the line of the planets - planetarium (cause there are planets spread around the area in regard to our galaxy...quite intriguing...and of course, it has the sun in the center :)

I will post the picture one of these days :)


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

more office work

Working with Madis on the Community AiR residency programme. We have been putting together an application to apply for funding.
Today I have finished editing the "budget" part of the application.
Tomorrow we'll probably submit it. As for the Printing Museum, I haven't been doing anything there lately...and the only activity for me there will be this Saturday cause there's a workshop.
So, that's pretty much it - as I've said, I'm in the office all the time doing research and dealing with different kind of projects and web pages.
I'm waiting for a reply from the Irish National Printing Museum regarding something...but it seems I'll never get it...

Well, until next time, cheers!

Monday, October 3, 2011

the EVS mid-term evaluation

So, the mid-term evaluation is coming near...20 days left.
I´m looking forward to meet other EVS volunteers and discuss about their projects with them.
After the meeting soon comes my desired holidays...and I´m searching for other opportunities, maybe Ireland or Spain...something like that :)

Long way to go until then, but I keep my hopes high!

Back to work now - whatever that is :P


Saturday, October 1, 2011

researching on my own

Now when Madis is gone to business meetings and I don't have stuff to do in the museum...I am in the office translating the webpage and researching on my own about NGOs.
I will probably establish one in the arts and culture sector...but that's just an idea for now. Much research needs to be done beforehand.

These few days I will continue doing just that...until Madis returns and we have some concrete assignments regarding Tartu AiR or my own project.
My mid-term evaluation is on 23rd and lasts for 4 days, so I have to take care of that. I can feel that it will be 4 long days full of talking and activities.

Well, for the time being I'll concentrate on the tasks at hand and leave out all the rest.

Good night. Cheers!